The anchor was found in an area that is part of a declared antiquities site where ancient architectural elements had been discovered in the past. However, it was utilized for many years as a refuse site for construction debris and no archaeological excavations were conducted there.
The shape of the beach-rock anchor is trapezoidal (length 0.57 m, upper side 0.32 m, lower side 0.37 m, thickness 0.2 m; Fig. 1). One of the broad side corners is broken and it is estimated that c. 10 cm are missing from it. The narrow side is probably the upper part of the anchor and c. 15 cm below it is a square perforation (9 × 9 cm) for tying a rope.
Anchors of similar types were used in various periods and as the anchor was not found within a clear archaeological context it could not be precisely dated.