Vector reconstruction of the Glagolitic abecedarium (alphabetical list) carved on the north wall in Baptistery (baptismal room) in the Preslav Circular Church. The vectorization of the inscription is carried out in compliance with the most up-to-date graphic and typographic requirements for Bézier curves. It could be of use for graphic designers and publishers as well as to people interested in the medieval history of arts.The reconstruction could be of use for graphic designers and publishers as well as to people interested in the medieval history of arts.
About the Glagolitic inscriptions
There are no significant Old Bulgarian inscriptions on Glagolitic script from the period IX-XI century. There are mainly separate Glagolitic letters, words or short Christian formulas (the inscription on the northern wall of the Baptistery in the Round Church in Preslav, Murfatlar inscription No. 4).
Other Glagolitic inscriptions
- Glagolitic inscription in the Round Church in Preslav – there is also a short Glagolitic inscription on one of the columns in the Round Church;
- Glagolitic inscription from the cave churches near Murfatlar – a short Glagolitic inscription is in one of the cave churches near the village of Murfatlar (Bessarabia) in North Dobrudja.
The Round Church contains many medieval inscriptions, both official and scratched on its walls as graffiti. One study counted a total of 193 signs and 30 drawings, the vast majority bearing some kind of Christian symbolism. As a whole, the epigraphy of the Round Church dates from the 10th century, and three alphabets are represented: the Greek, the Glagolitic, and the Cyrillic, as well as two languages: Byzantine Greek and Old Bulgarian (the eastern Bulgarian recension of Old Church Slavonic). The Glagolitic inscriptions of the Round Church bear evidence that the use of that alphabet in Preslav continued alongside Cyrillic.