Hand: Added Rubric (fol. 139r), BL Additional 37517
- Added Rubric (fol. 139r)
- BL Additional 37517
- Saec. x/xi
Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)
This hand has a heavy and backward-leaning aspect. Ascenders are about the length of minims and are tapering or have small wedges. The sides of a are straight and angled somewhat left, the top is straight but very narrow and angled up somewhat, and the letter is horned once. A similar (unhorned) form is found for æ, the tongue of which is straight and angled up, and the hook round and low. Horned e was used, the back of which is also straight and angled like those of a and æ, the tongue is again straight, and the hook is low. The top of g is flat, and the mid-section hangs right of centre, curves out slightly to the left, and then turns back to the right, and the tail is a small, round, three-quarter closed loop. Low and long s were both used. Long s is found before t and has a very straight back without any wedges and a somewhat angular hook.