(From the Latin caput = head, top). A majuscule script used by the Romans for inscriptions on their monuments (Capitalis monumentalis). Like the Capitalis quadrata used in manuscripts, it is characterized by the fact that each letter can be inscribed approximately within a square. In its narrower, curvy-arched version, the Capitalis rustica, it was often used as an emphasized font, e.g. also in the explicit of manuscripts.