|Current Manuscript:||Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Douce d.4|
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the scribe uses both single and double compartment 'a'.
the top of 'a' is sometimes above the level of neighbouring letters.
occasionally the scribe uses single compartment 'a'.
upper case 'A' at the beginning of a line.
looped 'd' is used. The lower lobe is quite angular.
'd' in final position with tag.
as the name of a tradesman, this may be the scribe's upper case letter.
double compartment 'g' is used. The lower compartment is larger than the upper.
a different formation for this 'g' with a single curving angled stroke at the right which turns back and returns to the body of the graph to form the lower loop.
'g' in final position with tag.
a triangular head-stroke for 'h'.
the tail curves clockwise then loops back on itself and crosses the limb.
an example of crossed 'h' with tail-stroke turning counter-clockwise.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line. An open head for this graph with circular loop to the left of the stem in the left margin.
both long 'r' and modern 'r' are used. There is barely any fork at all and it occurs near the head of the graph.
modern 'r' in final position with flourish.
'z'-shaped 'r' with long otiose stroke below.
sigma 's' is always used in final position and occasionally in initial position.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
the scribe has a variety of 'w's. In this example, the head is looped and there is a 'B'-shaped element to the right.
a more current version of 'w' with extended left limb, short approach stroke and single lobe to the right.
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line.
another, but different version of upper case 'W'.
the tail of 'y' varies in length and curvature.
macron with dot beneath.
|Upper Case Letters|
many of the scribe's upper case graphs are bisected by vertical lines.
upper case 'P' with the top of 'H' from the line below.
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