Apologies if this is not the appropriate forum for my question.
I have problems decyphering the first versal on folio 179v in the Book of Kells.
I suspect it stand for Jesus? If yes, which letters does it involve? (I suspect the fish is supposed to be a "dash".)
Is there any reference/starting point that explains such versals/abbreviations? I am also interested in a list with common ligatures in Half-Uncial/Insular Majuscule.
Any help appreciated.