Him se yldesta andswarode; werodes wisa, wordhord onleac.
"That noblest of men answered him; the leader of the warrior band unlocked his wordhoard."
I wish I had written a book, so that I could follow your lead and offer it to the first reader who can place the hand. Alas, I have no laurel to offer. I am, as it were, laurelless.By the way, if you're a geek for trying to identify the hand, how much of a geek am I for posting it?