Hand: Five Inked Glosses (pp. 185, 200, 255, 263, 266), CCCC 223
- Five Inked Glosses (pp. 185, 200, 255, 263, 266)
- CCCC 223
- Saec. xi1
Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)
The glosses from page 185 onwards seem to have been written by a different scribe than G.70-1. A much thinner pen was used, and ascenders are longer and have a more obvious wedge than earlier in the manuscript. Teardrop-shaped a is found most often, although the semi-Caroline form was also used. The a-component of æ is quite round, the tongue is high and rising, and the hook is round. Horned e was used, and the back of d is long and angled at about 10° but vertical-tipped. The tongue of f is short and flat. Insular g was used, the mid-section of which is small but the tail large, round, open, and turned up at the tip. The shoulders of m and n are rounded and very deeply split, the entire letter probably being written with a single stroke. The only example of r is Caroline (flora, p. 266). Tall s was used in the marginal gloss on page 200, sitting on the base-line and with a very high, thin, and somewhat bulging hook. The interlinear gloss on page 263 has low s, the hook of which reaches out to the right. Straight-limbed, undotted y was used.