Hand: Main Hand, BL Royal 15.B.xxii
- Main Hand
- BL Royal 15.B.xxii
- Saec. xi2 or xi3/4
Main text - English Manuscripts 1060-1220 Project
Scribe: Ker 269
Script: English Vernacular Minuscule
Date: s. xi2
Description: Insular minuscule for English and Caroline for Latin are employed by the scribe, alternating scripts according to the language of the text which is copied. This is a small rounded hand, well proportioned and with regular characteristics, which shares some similarities with Faustina A. x (fols 3-101), perhaps through training.
Summary of the characteristics of the hand
s: the high, long form has a pronounced, curved, hook-like top.
The serifs on minims are prominent.
descenders: prominent with well-defined feet and small serifs.
Source: http://www.le.ac.uk/english/em1060to1220/mss/EM.BL.Roya.15.B.xxii.htm#EM.SC.0216 (accessed 24/04/15)