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“Arrow of Abdlabit,” inscription on an arrowhead

“Arrow of Abdlabit,” inscription on an arrowhead

“Arrow of Abdlabit,” inscription on an arrowhead

Bronze

L: 11 cm

Israel Antiquities Authority
IAA:

p-526288

Archaeology/Israelite & Persian Periods

The dot in the letter ayin represents a pupil, a remnant of the pictographic origin of the letter whose name means “eye.”

From the Israel Museum publications:

Hestrin, Ruth, Israeli, Yael, Meshorer, Yaakov, Eitan, Avraham, Inscriptions reveal: Documents from the time of the Bible, the Mishna and the Talmud, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1973, English / Hebrew