Hand: One Gloss (hondweorm, 73r), BL Royal 15.A.xvi

One Gloss (hondweorm, 73r)
BL Royal 15.A.xvi
Saec. x/xi
Unknown (CaA?)

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

The parchment is somewhat damaged and the gloss therefore partially obscured. The scribe used a thick pen which was held fairly flat, and the letters are relatively short and wide. The tip of the ascender is now damaged, but the ascender appears to be about the length of minims and probably had a small wedge or no decoration. Minims have short approach-strokes and small or no feet. The back of d is short and rounded, and the letter is essentially bilinear. The back of e is straight and upright, the letter has a small horn, the tongue is horizontal and close to cue-height, and the hook is rounded and extends slightly above cue-height but is in no sense tall. The shoulders of m, n, and r are somewhat angular. That of h is more rounded, and the letter is essentially Caroline. The scribe also wrote a gloss in Latin of which only part of one word remains and which shows Caroline r and s.

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