I am trying to find information on the punctuation of the Beowulf Manuscript, but not getting much. I found an image online of what appears to be a front page of an old looking book, but I'm not sure to what it is. The etexts online of the manuscript have
! exclamation marks, commas, large gaps to signify the meter or whatever it is... etc. There is a lot of "modern" stuff in this "old" English.
What I would like to know is what punctuation and formatting features were present in the original manuscript. If no original manuscript exists today, then theoretically what would've been present. If one does exist, then would be cool to know the museum it is at, but also what punctuation and other formatting features it has. Did it use the period? Commas appear to be an Italian invention (from a quick Google), so that seems to recent to have been in the original document. But "sentence stops" like periods might have been. Did they use all lowercase letters, or were there a mix of capital / lowercase letters like we write Beowulf words today? Did they have quotes? Did they have ellipses?
That's about it, thank you so much for your help!