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Summer posts: Visigothic script initials #medieval_illumination @storify

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Over the past few days I have tried to complete an alphabet with examples of the initials used in manuscripts in Visigothic script, shared on my Twitter account. I have been able to gather almost all the letters except L, Y, Z. I hope you enjoy!


This post is especially dedicated to art historians working with medieval illumination. And if there are any around, working with material in Visigothic script, I would love to have some feedback about the different styles used in these initials.

[View the story “Initials, Visigothic script style” on Storify]

The images are a mix of different manuscripts, mostly from the Archivo de la Real Academia de la Historia (Madrid), the British Library,



– by Ainoa Castro

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