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Single leaf from the Buckland Missal:

Inhabited initial B, Feast of the Trinity

England, 1360-1380

Script: Gothic bookhand

Parchment with ink, paint, and gold

Notation: Square


This initial begins the Introit for the Feast of the Trinity, “Benedicta sit sancta trinitas …” (Blessed be the Holy Trinity). 

This manuscript can be dated to ca. 1360-80.

Free Library of Philadelphia Lewis E M 66:1B