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single compartment 'a' used throughout within the text.
(first 'a') a squarer version of single compartment 'a'.
double compartment 'A' used for the upper case graph.
'd's are looped and consistently shaped.
final 'd' often has a trailing tag.
upper case 'D'. The trailing ends of the graph above intrude onto the top of the letter.
the tail of 'g' turns counter-clockwise.
'g' sometimes has a horned head.
the horizontal cross-bar from 'g' continues to form the head-loop of 'h'.
the limb is generally a vertical line sometimes set at an oblique angle.
the head-loop of 'h' leans over to the right sometimes almost resting on the following graph.
the scribe uses a straight line through the head of 'h' as an 'er' abbreviation.
long 'r' is used more frequently than modern 'r' but both graphs are used in all positions.
a squat modern 'r'.
long 'r' in final position with flourish, perhaps to represent a missing 'e'.
long 's' is used in medial and final positions. It generally sports a kind of hump at the top of the stem where the scribe begins his stroke.
Usage: hilles called
sigma 's' used in final position.
both 's' and 'h' appear to lean.
simple form of 'w' with or without an approach stroke to the left limb.
the tail of 'y' is generally long and frequently tangles with graphs on the line below.
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