- Museum number
Copper alloy arrow-head; engraved inscription.
- Production date
- 11thC BC
Length: 9.15 centimetres
Width: 1.65 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Mitchell 1985 for a description and commentary on this arrowhead. Lemaire 2012 discusses some recent discoveries and further insights on inscribed arrowheads in the context of West Semitic epigraphy more generally (with further references).
Lemaire, A. 2012, 'West Semitic epigraphy and the history of the Levant during the 12th-10th centuries BC', in G. Galil et al. (eds), The ancient Near East in the 12th-10th centuruies BCE. Culture and history. AOAT 392 (Münster: Ugarit-Verlag), 291-308.
Mitchell, T. C. 1985, 'Another Phoenician inscribed arrowhead', in J. N. Tubb (ed.), Papers in Honour of Olga Tufnell. Institute of Archaeology, Occasional
Paper 11 (London: Institute of Archaeology), 136-153.
- On display (G57/dc12)
- Exhibition history
1999, London, BM, 'Cracking Codes'
2016, 17 Jun-25 Sep, Durham University, Oriental Museum, Daily Life in Ancient Lebanon
2018, Jan-Jun, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Early Writing Systems Exhibition
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number