History of the spurred R

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Quinn Keaveney's picture
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History of the spurred R
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Just as the subject suggests, can anyone help me uncover the history of the Spurred R?

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Not that I think I would know, but: what does it look like?

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Russell McGorman's picture
Joined: 25 May 2006 - 10:01am
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Just about the only thing Google has to say about the "spurred R" is right here on typophile in this thread and in this one; http://typophile.com/node/97883

Going out on a limb, it seems like just a one of a a number ways of stylizing a classic Roman R, as on a well known column erected to commemorate the subjugation of the pesky Dacians by Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Divi Nervae filius Augustus.

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Russell McGorman