Ornamental Alphabets, Ancient and Mediæval (page 8/8)

[picture: 53.31.---thistle decoration or page element.]

53.31.—thistle decoration or page element.

A small thistle emblem used as a decorative page element or ornament. [more...]

[picture: 53.32.---Fleur-de-lys]


Another Fleur-de-lys.

This image is taken from plate 53.

[picture: 17.---14th Century Illminated MS., Simplified]

17.—14th Century Illminated MS., Simplified

This is a simplified version of the fourteenth century alphabet, with the addition of a letter “J” and a slightly modernized letter “F”. [more...]

[picture: 48.---Numerals.]


Some historic numerals from the sixth through to the fourteenth centuries. The four and seven especially have varied in shae significantly.

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