During the first season of excavations at Tell Abil el-Qameh, identified with biblical Abel Beth Maacah, a fused clump of silver items inside a small pottery jug was found in a Late Bronze IIB context. This article presents the context and proposed date of the hoard, a description of its contents, chemical and isotope analyses and suggested provenance of the silver, as well as the significance of the find in the broader regional, chronological and cultural context.
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|Israel Exploration Journal
|Published - 2019
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