(x) Sagesse Primordiale blackletter with flourished capitals - Decadentia {Tim D}

Hi all-

I am looking for a Blackletter font that may or may not be called sagesse primordiale. It looks similar to Ayers Royal but with more pronounced flourishes. I have attached a very bad gif of it, but it will give an idea of how it looks. I would be so happy if I could find it!

Thanks in advance for any help offered with this.

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Updat-It is not called Sagesse primordiale. Still I haven't a clue what it is.

i think it might be Savoy Etched (smooshed).

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Decadentia expanded
Tim

nice.

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Decadentia!!! yes. thank you

hey wait...It's squished.
So my next question is who took the poor, poor typeface, squished it and called it Decadentia? Anyone know what the original is called? I might use Decadentia though.

the savoy etched is nicer I think. Thanks for the help

Actually, Decadentia is not correct. That was one of Manfred Klein's filter-a-font experiments. The typeface he used was either Paul Lloyd's Ruritania or Dieter Steffmann's Rothenburg Decorative.

I'm not sure what the typeface's original name was, but, as a rule, Steffmann tends to use the original while Lloyd makes up his own names. Still, I like Lloyd's font Ruritania better. It seems a little cleaner.

If you stretch either of these, you will get a match. Decadentia's distorted characters won't work. Look at the 'm' for the most obvious mismatch.

yes.. Decadentia is really awful now that I look at it. Ruritania is beautiful but savoy is absolutely gorgeous and without all the little artifacts stuck to it.