This inscription presents quite a curious blend. It appears to be a hybrid of the Florentine Sans Serif style with more conventional serifed letters. Take a look at “A”, for instance. The right diagonal features serifs, whereas the left one does not. Instead, it displays a distinctive variation in thickness. This same characteristic can be observed in “M”, “V”, and “X”. “N” bears just one serif at the top.
When it comes to the serifs themselves, they vary significantly. Some are rather thick and unassuming, while others are sharp and daring. “E” exhibits both of these types.
At first glance, this inscription may seem fairly typical. However, upon closer examination, one can discern these intriguing nuances.
Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence.