Scribal ProfileDouble-v Scribe
|Profiles for this Scribe:|
3. Oxford, New College MS D 314 (on deposit at Bodleian)
|Current Manuscript:||Oxford, New College MS 314|
|Sampled Folios:||19r, 77v, 78v|
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a square-shaped 'a' with two clearly defined side strokes and two hair-lines to joing.
this word occurs at the end of a line yet still begins with an upper case letter.
one version of the scribe's 'd' is looped with sharply pointed lower lobe and fine hairline to join.
the second version of 'd' is unlooped.
'd' in final position with looped tag to finish.
secretary tailed 'g' with reverse flick of the tail stroke. A squat-looking graph in most cases.
room on the bottom line for the scribe to extend the descender.
upper case 'G' with red highlight.
a crouched 'h' with short limb.
the position on the top line encourages a more elaborate letter with foot at the base of the stem and taller head-loop.
initial letter of a line with an extended tail and reverse flick of tail-stroke.
crossed 'h' with descending tail-stroke turning counter-clockwise.
modern 'r' with curving approach stroke. This graph is used in all positions except where 'z'-shaped 'r' is used.
'z'-shaped 'r' used in a variety of places and not confined merely to follow 'o'.
'r' in final position with short upward tag.
kidney-shaped horned 's' always used in final position.
thick stems for 's' and 'f' with fine head-stroke.
the upper case letter.
the scribe's most unusual and identifiable letter, a 'double-v' for 'w'. He uses other variations of 'w' but on some folios, this version appears to be the one most favoured, hence his name of 'the 'Double-v' scribe'.
an alternative form of cursive 'w'.
the linking connector stroke between the two elements is visible here though the two 'v's are sometimes entirely separate.
occasionally the tail of 'y' extends up above the letter itself or joins to the next graph.
this word is on the bottom line of text hence a more exaggerated curve of the descender. Many 'y's on this folio are dotted.
the scribe has a number of variants for his upper case 'I' both in the curve of the stem and also in the head-stroke.
at the beginning of a line.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used for initial 'th' in many words. The initial stroke is deeply curved.
here yogh represents the sound for 'gh'.