Another beautiful initial from that same BibliOdyssey post. 
This is one of the Pauline Epistles, 2 Corinthians, with an interlinear gloss.  It’s heavily abbreviated: the PAULUS is fully written but then you get apls for apostolus, the standard XRI IHU for Jesus Christ, per voluntate di for per voluntatem dei, and on and on.
It’s also heavily glossed—there’s a note under almost every word, and even though “Paulus” is literally followed by “apostolus” in the text, the glossator has still written “apostolus” under Paul’s name…just in case you weren’t 100% sure.
The initial itself is pretty glorious, too: look at those beasts frolicking amongst the foliage, and the intense braiding at the top of the P.
Fun fact: this manuscript (Troyes MS. 512) was actually produced in the scriptorium at the monastery of Clairvaux, home of St Bernard himself.

Another beautiful initial from that same BibliOdyssey post. 

This is one of the Pauline Epistles, 2 Corinthians, with an interlinear gloss.  It’s heavily abbreviated: the PAULUS is fully written but then you get apls for apostolus, the standard XRI IHU for Jesus Christ, per voluntate di for per voluntatem dei, and on and on.

It’s also heavily glossed—there’s a note under almost every word, and even though “Paulus” is literally followed by “apostolus” in the text, the glossator has still written “apostolus” under Paul’s name…just in case you weren’t 100% sure.

The initial itself is pretty glorious, too: look at those beasts frolicking amongst the foliage, and the intense braiding at the top of the P.

Fun fact: this manuscript (Troyes MS. 512) was actually produced in the scriptorium at the monastery of Clairvaux, home of St Bernard himself.