i think ampersands are the most beautiful characters
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.
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