Carlovingian* Hand

by Master Chrystopher Larchmont

This is an example of a Carlovingian hand. I chose it because at that point in history, the ninth and tenth centuries, scribes were often not very accomplished. This resulted in a fairly low standard--in other words, you don't have to be really good to be authentic. In addition, it features the rounds of Italic hands (Gothic is much harder) without being nearly as difficult.

This Particular hand is from Otfrid's Book of Gospel, written in the late 9th century.

* also known as Carolingian.

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