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Calligraphy: basic guide to writing in Visigothic script

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Over the last year, I have been experimenting with calligraphy trying to do a decent work in replicating what the first scribe who copied the Silos Apocalypse British Library Add. ms. 11695 did. I will not say that it is harder than it seems for it already seems extremely difficult but I could say I have, at least, covered the basics. It is thus that I have decided to share these first achievements aiming at involving someone more advanced than me in calligraphic enterprises – what is not difficult.

My trying

My trying

In the pdf below you will find a basic guide to writing in minuscule Visigothic script. It is a model based on an original source. I hope it can be used as an inspiration.

If you decide to give it a try, do please share the results. I would be happy to add them here.


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Comments to Calligraphy: basic guide to writing in Visigothic script

  • Very interesting. Especial the parts about abbreviations and ligatures.
    Thanks Ainoa.

    Mari Vos 2nd September 2016 10:40 am Reply
    • Muchas gracias! Espero de verdad que sea útil, soy consciente de la poca práctica que tengo. Ya me dirás qué te parece.

      Littera Visigothica 2nd September 2016 11:05 am Reply

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