Hand: Two Glosses (segelgerd, 14r; rinde, 28r), TCC O.3.7 (1179)

Two Glosses (segelgerd, 14r; rinde, 28r)
TCC O.3.7 (1179)
Saec. xi

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

These two glosses were written in a rough hand with a light ink and thin pen; neither the hand nor the ink are those of the main text or main gloss. The ascender is long and split at the tip, but the descender is shorter and straight. The back of d is long and angled at about 30–45°; in the first gloss it is concave down, and in the second it turns up slightly at the tip. The back of e is not horned but is slightly angular, and the lower curve is fairly straight and gives the letter a laid-back appearance. The tongue of e is straight and rising, and the hook is low. Both Caroline and Insular g were used. Caroline g has a circular body and open tail, and Insular g has a short top, an angular mid-section which begins near the centre of the letter and descends almost vertically before turning fairly sharply down and right, and an open tail. The shoulder of n is quite angular. Insular r was used in the first gloss and Caroline r in the second, and Caroline r stands firmly on the base-line. Tall s was used but descends slightly below the base-line.

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