the Petworth scribe uses both single and double compartment 'a'.
single compartment 'a' with slanted hairline headstroke.
the upper compartment of 'a' is usually smaller than the lower one.
'd' is looped and neatly executed.
'd' in final position often has an extended final stroke from the loop as tag.
rounded and more angular bowls for 'd' in this example.
'D' with decisive '2'-shaped element to begin.
the Petworth scribe is also known as the 'high g' scribe. His 'g' graphs usually sit on the line. Here the 'g' has two diamond-shaped compartments. The lower lobe has a skirt-like extension to the right.
'g' generally sits higher than surrounding graphs and often has a tilted appearance.
the position of 'g' is a distinctive feature of this scribe.
the scribe's graphs are generally neatly and consistently formed. Here the 'h' sits comfortably with neat head-loop and a contained extension from the limb tapering to just below the main body of the graph.
'h' with kink in the stem and tail which turns counter-clockwise to finish.
crossed 'h' after 'c'.
upper case graph no different from the lower case one.
modern 'r' is the preferred graph for 'r' but long 'r' is also used occasionally.
long 'r' in final position with flourish, perhaps for a missing 'e'.
the scribe's 'z'-shaped 'r' is distinctive. The otiose stroke descends from the middle of the lower stroke, rather than the more usual starting point at lower left.
both sigma 's' and long 's' used in initial positions.
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
the head-stroke of long 's' is occasionally extended to arc over following graphs.
'w' is fairly evenly formed with a first stroke which is often separate from the remainder of the graph. There is a 'B'-shaped element to the right. When 'w' is in initial position, there is usually a lead-in stroke.
in the middle of a word, there is usually no lead-in stroke.
'y' may or may not be dotted. The fork occurs just above line level.
the tail of 'y' is usually quite long and often curves back counter-clockwise as far as the body of the graph.
exaggerated tail on this graph which is the last word in the line.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used frequently to replace 'th'.
yogh is used as replacement for both 'y' and 'gh' elements.
|Upper Case Letters|
'I' with deep head loop beginning below the line, describing a semi-circle and connecting with the stem just below the head.
the approach stroke to the '2'-shaped element which precedes the graph again begins below the line.
'T' is set high and seems to be balancing on the vertical stroke which bisects the graph.
'C' may be either dotted or bisected by a vertical line.