>I already quoted the inscription Brian in one of my previous messages:
> At 2:53:25 PM on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, alexandru_mg3
> > II) Kortlandt (-> that is not Jassanof) takes also
> > seriously into acount Antonsen interpretations in 'THE
> > GERMANIC WEAK PRETERIT'
> > http://www.kortlandt.nl/publications/art109e.pdf
> > "The attested older Runic endings are the following (cf.
> > Antonsen 1975):"
> > [...]
> > "3rd sg. -ai: Novling clasp (Jutland, 200 AD), Vimose
> > chape (Fyn, 250- 300 AD), Darum bracteate 3 (Jutland,
> > 450-550 AD)."
> I wonder whether that's the chape whose inscription is read
> mariha aala makija
> by Looijenga. He says:
> On one side of the chape is mariha; when turning the
> object halfway round, the inscription proceeds on the same
> side with aala. The initial a is a Sturzrune (upside-down
> rune) in my opinion, but most runologists read i. On the
> other side of the object is makija. Antonsen's reading
> (1975:32) marida cannot be right, as there is quite
> clearly an h and no d.