Rustic Capitals are a variant form of the Square Capitals, and were used to write Latin between the 1st and 9th centuries AD, especially between the 4th and 6th centuries. The oldest known text in Rustic Capitals was found in the ruins of Herculaneum and probably dates from around 79 AD, when Vesuvius erupted. It is part of a poem about the Battle of Actium De bello Actiaco).
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From the Vergilius Romanus, a 5th-century illustrated manuscript of the works of the Roman Poet Virgil.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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Archaic Latin alphabet, Basque-style lettering, Carolingian Minuscule, Classical Latin alphabet, Fraktur, Gaelic script, Merovingian, Modern Latin alphabet, Roman Cursive, Rustic Capitals, Old English, Sütterlin, Visigothic Script
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