Hand: Alterations 2, CCCO 279, pt. ii

Alterations 2
CCCO 279, pt. ii
Saec. xi

Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)

Numerous other corrections and alterations were made by at least three and probably by several different scribes. Two additions, probably by one scribe, were written in a clumsy hand in dark ink with a round pen (geotende, 127r6; wæron, 129r9): this hand shows a teardrop-shaped component of æ, as well as round e, vertical-tipped d, a wide and very angular hook of r, and a wide body and three-quarter open tail of g. Another addition may have been written in the main hand but shows flat-topped a (ban, 34r1). A good, regular hand is found on 90v (gyt, line 10), in which the body of g curves smoothly into a closed loop, the tail of y is long and straight but hooked left at the tip, and the form of y is straight-limbed and dotted. Other alterations are very close to the main hand but show small differences which may suggest other scribes, the most common such indication being long final s.

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