Hand: Added homily (p. 563/9–23), CCCC 162, pp. 1–138, 161–564
- Added homily (p. 563/9–23)
- CCCC 162, pp. 1–138, 161–564
- Saec. xi1
- SE England
Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)
This second scribe was also influenced by late Square minuscule. The hand is more angular and slightly more shaded than G.50-1 and has quite thick, straight, vertical strokes. Ascenders are approximately equal to minims in length and are consistently wedged, and descenders are straight and of similar length. Minims are thick and straight, with wedges and small or no feet. The sides of a are thick and slightly curved, and the top-stroke is thin, flat, and somewhat rising. A similar structure was used for æ, although the back of the a-component tends to be more angled and so the top is shorter; the hook normally stays below cue-height and can branch slightly below this; the tongue is usually long, thin, and horizontal. A tall, bulging hook appears once on æ in ligature with a following r. A similar structure was used for e itself, and also for c, including the angled back which tends to extend higher than the hook. Round d appears throughout, the back of which tapers in a curve towards the preceding letter. The tongue of f is thin and flat, sits on the base-line, and extends beyond the upper hook. The tail of g is closed and relatively large, and the mid-section is rounded and hangs from about the middle of the top-stroke. The shoulders of h, m, n, and r start with a thin, roughly horizontal stroke and turn, more or less sharply, into a thick vertical; r ends with a rising hairline stroke. The body of o can be lozenge-shaped and can have a small horn. Long, low, and round s are all found: long initially and before t, low finally and when doubled (but also mærsunge, line 11), and round in any position. The back of ð is long, straight, angled at about 60–80°, hooked left at the tip, and with a thin through-stroke which curves down at the right; the letter was used in any position and far more frequently than þ which itself appears only initially. Round and straight y were used, both forms being dotted.