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CCCC 380 f. 102r

CCCC 380
Localization:
Uncertain
Date: 12th century
Language:
Latin
Predominant Feature(s):
red, green, embellished

There are two different styles of enlarged H on this folio. The first resembles the minuscule form, but is actually Uncial in influence; the other is a variation of our modern-day capital H, the Square Capital form of the graph. Both have some decoration by way of a wavy zig-zag, and the second is more elaborate. These enlarged capitals are, arguably, the plainest kind of Littera Notabilior and demonstrate how permeable our descriptive categories are in palaeography. It is worth pointing out that in some manuscripts, like this one, decoration is often very simple.

 

CCCC 380