Hand: Gloss (geþafa, 27v), Lincoln Cathedral 182 (C.2.8)
- Gloss (geþafa, 27v)
- Lincoln Cathedral 182 (C.2.8)
- Saec. xi
Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)
This scribe wrote a long, straight ascender with a very small wedge, and shorter but still long descenders which taper. The first example of a is wide and has a fairly flat top and convex left side, and the second a is more conventionally teardrop-shaped. Round e was used, the tongue of which is now barely visible. A prominent wedge is found on f, the hook of f is sharply angled and meets the tongue, and the tongue itself is long and slightly rising. The top of g is short and flat, the mid-section begins on the right and extends down and left before turning back to the right, and then curving in a round open tail; the letter is therefore 3-shaped.