lydianea:

Evolution of the Ampersand
Old Roman cursive, reed pen, 131 AD.
New Roman cursive, middle of 4th century.
New Roman cursive, ca 346 AD.
From a manuscript (St. Hilarius), before 509.
From a manuscript (St. Maximus), 7th century.
Carolingian minuscule, 810.
18th Jun 201207:49120 notes

lydianea:

Evolution of the Ampersand

  1. Old Roman cursive, reed pen, 131 AD.
  2. New Roman cursive, middle of 4th century.
  3. New Roman cursive, ca 346 AD.
  4. From a manuscript (St. Hilarius), before 509.
  5. From a manuscript (St. Maximus), 7th century.
  6. Carolingian minuscule, 810.

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