Moos spear head
- --- In email@example.com, Tore Gannholm <tore.gannholm@s...>
> Hi,Excellent! Thanks, Tore. Especially interesting as those two scroll
> The Moos spear head in Gotland is supposed to belong to the same
> group. What kind of runes are they?
markings look a bit like some of the Kovel signs, but less
elaborate. From this picture I can't see the diagonals of the A, and
the S isn't clear - unless it's the later short form (but I wouldn't
have thought so). I guess it is possible to make out more on closer
inspection, as this final -S is the one distinctly East Gmc feature.
Koebler's dictionary mentions the Moos spear head in Appendx 4 in
the "East Germanic" section: GAOIS = *gaujis? 'barker'. (This is the
interpretation of Krause, according to the Kiel Runenprojekt).
Compare Old Icelandic geyja 'bark, mock'.
I suppose that's the name of the spear.
> >> Aquincum - brooch, FUTHARKGW ...L AIG K(I)NgJA
> >> Bezenye - two brooches, UNJA : GODAHI(L)D + SEGUN : ARSIBODA
> >> Breza - stone pillar, (a futhark)
> > > Charnay - fibula brooch, U(N)THFINTHAI IDDAN LIANO
> >> Dahmsdorf - spearhead, RAN(N)JA
> >> Körlin - ring, ALU
> >> Körlin - bracteate, WAIGA
> >> Kovel - spearhead, TILARITHS
> >> Letcani - spindle whorl, RANGO : ADONSUFH(E?/M?)
> >> Pietroassa - ring, GUTANI OTHAL (or JER) WEIH HAILAG
> >> Rozwadow - speahead, ???KRLUS
> >> Szabadbattjyan - beltbuckle, MAR(I)NgS
> > > Wapno - bracteate, SABAR (?name: Saba-r(eiks/eths?)