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

[picture: 53.30.---iris or square-ended clover decoration]

53.30.—iris or square-ended clover decoration

Either three petals and a stamen, like a lilly or iris, or perhaps three leaves, like clover; this is a 19th century redrawing of a mediƦval decoration from an illuminated manuscript. [more...] [$]

[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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