Hand: Glosses (stores twice, huslbox, storcellan, 15r–16r; 35v; 39r), BL Additional 57337
- Glosses (stores twice, huslbox, storcellan, 15r–16r; 35v; 39r)
- BL Additional 57337
- Saec. xi
- Unknown (CaCC?)
Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)
Although the script is not identical for all four glosses, it is still likely that they were written by a single scribe. A thin pen was used, and the letter-forms are somewhat irregular but show a fair degree of penlift. Ascenders are two or three times longer than minims and are either barbed or split. Descenders are shorter but longer than minims and are straight. Minims have approach-strokes and the second minim in n has a foot, but no feet are found on the first minim of n nor that of u. Teardrop-shaped a was used, as was round c. Straight-backed e is found, without a horn in the two examples of stores but with a horn and a hook slightly above cue-height in storcellan. The shoulders of h and n both show little pen-lift, and that of r is quite angular. The hook of r in storcellan remains close to cue-height and is essentially Caroline except for the descender, but those of stores are fully Insular. Long s was used throughout. The upper strokes of x curve down, the lower right stroke curves up, and the lower left one extends well below the base-line.