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The palaeographers date the style of lettering to around 50 AD.
Dr. Ingleby, accomplished palaeographers, keen-eyed, remorseless investigators, learned doctors though you be, you cannot make men who have common sense believe this.
On this point Dr. Ingleby says, succinctly and decidedly, "The primal evidence of the forgery lies in the ink writing, and in that alone"; [S] but he expressly bases this dictum upon the decisions of the professed palaeographers of the British Museum and the Record Office.
Under ordinary circumstances, when palaeographers like Sir Frederic Madden,
I have confided the difficulties that I experienced in writing the history of the Penguins to several learned archaeologists and palaeographers both of my own and foreign countries.
Penguin Island 1909
Among the oldest manuscripts of the library, in fact the oldest, is a hitherto unnoticed fragment of great significance not only to palaeographers, but to all students of the classics.
Shakespeare would be rightly credited with telling J. Greene that he disliked the enclosure; but palaeographers only recognise the reading
A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles Sidney Lee 1892
Manuscripts entirely composed of leaves of purple vellum are of the greatest rarity, and many are described by palaeographers as purple-stained when they are only partially so.
Augiensis (an uncial MS. of the Greek text of the New Testament, with the Vulgate version in parallel columns) is referred by palaeographers to the ninth century .
Reading the past: What palaeographers have done for us