Scribal ProfileJohannes Cok
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1. Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College MS 669/646
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double compartment 'a' used throughout.
the scribe has two versions of upper case 'A' on this folio. This version with square lower compartment and closed head-loop is used only once.
the more common version of upper case 'A'.
unlooped 'd' is used throughout.
the angle of the stroke across the head is acute.
double compartment 'g' with triangular lower compartment is used throughout.
'h' is consistently formed with neat looped head-stroke.
crossed 'h' to follow 's'.
both modern 'r' and long 'r' are used in all positions.
on this single flyleaf, 'z'-shaped 'r' only follows 'o'.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
occasionally sigma 's' is found in final position.
most of the scribe's 'w's follow this shape.
the single example of 'w' on the folios examined with strokes curling to the right at the head.
the left arm of 'y' is a vertical stroke. The second stroke curves to join the vertical with the fork on or near the line. The tail extends usually in a straight line without turn to finish.
the tail of 'y' does turn counter-clockwise to finish.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used frequently for all the usual words and also as a 'th' replacement in some words.
yogh is used on this folio as equivalent of the 'gh' element.
|Upper Case Letters|
the scribe's signature at the end of the flyleaf.
Iohannes Cok is the name of the scribe.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP