Hand: Twenty-four Glosses, Bodleian Bodley 97 (1928)

Twenty-four Glosses
Bodleian Bodley 97 (1928)
Saec. xi in.
Unknown (CaCC?)

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

These glosses were written with a thin pen and a relatively cursive hand. Ascenders are usually longer than minims and have small wedges. Descenders are short and straight. Minims usually have short approach-strokes and short horizontal feet. Semi-Caroline a was used most often, but the flat-topped form is also found. Round c was used. Round d was often used, the back short and angled at about 30–45°, but Caroline d is also found. Horned and round e are both found, the tongue of which is straight and rising and the back consistently straight. Caroline f is found, as is a hybrid form with the tongue on the base-line but the hook high. Caroline and Insular g are also both found. The top of Insular g is long and flat, the mid-section is short, open, and hangs from close to the centre, and the tail extends right then swings back to the left, remaining open and horizontal at the tip. Insular and Caroline r are both found. Only tall, essentially Caroline s was used, and the Caroline s+t ligature is found. No þ or ð is found. Straight-limbed undotted y was used, the right branch of which is hooked left and the tail straight.

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