single compartment lower case 'a' used habitually throughout the text. However, double compartment lower case 'a's may still be found.
double compartment straight-sided lower case 'a'.
double compartment upper case 'A' used as the initial letter of the line.
double compartment lower case 'a' used in the running title.
typical lower case looped 'd'.
frequently, as here in the rubric, the loop of the letter extends back over previous letters.
upper case 'D' as the initial letter of the line.
'g' with slight backward slope.
occasionally the lower lobe of 'g' is much rounder and the letter resembles a number 8.
upper case 'G' in initial position.
the basic 'h' of this scribe is the first 'h' in this word and appears with variations as seen below.
the sharper angle from the top of the stem and the shape of the loop which returns and crosses the main shaft is very similar to this scribe's formation of the letter 'l'. Note the final tail stroke curves round and returns to join the following letter giving an impression of speedy execution.
triangular looped head.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line.
modern 'r' always follows 'e' 'a' and 'i'.
'z'-shaped 'r' is always selected to follow 'o' whether in final position or in the middle of a word as demonstrated in the next example.
'z'-shaped 'r' is followed by modern 'r' in this word.
upper case 'R' in initial position.
short sigma 's' used in final position.
sigma 's' is also used occasionally in initial position.
upper case 'S' in initial position.
'st' combination with long 's'.
the typical shape of the 'w' of this scribe, here on the top line of text. The loop of the first stroke arches over the rest of the letter.
occasionally the first loop is lower than the second.
the first loop of 'w' does not extend over the whole letter as in version 1. This is more likely to happen when 'w' is not in initial position.
in the running title.
a typically formed 'y'. The tail is shorter or longer according to space and position.
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Usage: be war
the loop of 'b'.
the loop of 'l'.
the loop of 'h'. The loops on these letters are everywhere apparent and their consistent formation give the hand a distinctive and even quality.
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