Hand: psi, Exeter 3500
- Exeter 3500
a.-Pointed form. Back may occasionally rise above the bowl.
d.- Round form is favoured. It has an ascender rising at about 45º and with a finishing flick. Its size may be up to double minim height. Only one instance of straight d (63v14) which shows a wide triangular wedge on the top of the ascender.
g.- Round head with sloping projecting stroke which ligatures with following letter. Tail is open and ends on a downward flick.
h.- Triangular wedge at top of ascender (approach stroke). Left leg stands on the baseline whereas right one tucks in and often reaches below it.
p.- Only two instances (one minuscule, one majuscule). Closed bowl and straight descender with a tiny finishing flick back.
t.- Curved shaft does not cut across the horizontal bar.
2. Treatment of minims, ascenders & descenders
Minims .- Short approach stroke and diamond-like feet.
Ascenders.- Small triangular wedge made by a small approach stroke. They all tend to be about double minim height.
Descenders.- Only one minuscule p found and no instances of q, so very limited use of descenders, other than q. It seems this scribe favours straight descenders which may finish on a finishing flick back.
3. Form of capitals
4. Forms of punctuation
Punctus simplex seems to be only form of punctuation in use.
5. Form of paraph (gallows mark)
Two main forms in use:
- Sloping T-shape with an extra, shorter stroke closing right angle.
- Triangular form based on a straight T shape to which two extra strokes are added at either side of the shaft
6. Forms of abbreviation
et nota.- N/A.
Overline.- Wavy line.
q- forms.- N/A.
pr- forms.- N/A.
7. Forms of suspension
-ct- ligature: N/A.
-rt- ligature: N/A.
-st- ligature: 63v18 Atstanę.
-or-: Only one instance found in an interlinear insertion by, arguably, the same scribe (\nort/ Peretus 63v13).
9. Method and form of annotation (signes de renvoi?)
10. Method of correction and correction mark
11. Treatment of numerals
12. Proportions and measurements
13. Other idiosyncrasies (preferred spellings, usages, …)
What does he write?
Hundred List (So) – 63v13-21
Other relevant information
This hand seems to share a number of features with upsilon, however, I am not confident to assert that it is the same individual. The main differences are the tail of g, the head of s and the shape of V.