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London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. ix

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Faustina A. ix
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Initials are metallic purple or green or both colours used together. The first letter of a sentence is filled with red and titles are in red rustic capitals (Ker 1957, p. 193). The enlarged, pen-filled initials (such as the green M at fol. 82v) have foliate terminals, and blobs at a medial point of the limbs. Angular shapes, rather like the teeth of a saw, decorate the oblique lines. These initials might be similar to those of manuscripts from Rochester and St Augustine's, Canterbury in the first half of the twelfth century.