Summary. Romanesque capitals were varied endlessly. The letters were reversed, joined together to make ligatures and were intertwined, small examples being nested – placed inside or alongside the capitals – and both letters and the spaces between them would often be widened or narrowed, often to ﬁt text into the space available, but sometimes for no apparent reason. The most intriguing of these variations is the seemingly random positioning of Insular letterforms and uncials in a text (6a, b).
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