Dagger (Fig. 2). The dagger blade is broad and flat (length 22 cm, max. thickness 0.5 cm) with a smooth surface and a prominent central ridge running along its length. The dagger has a tang (length 5.5 cm) from which three nails (length c. 7 mm) protrude. Similar daggers have been found in numerous graves from the Intermediate Bronze Age, for example, at Tell el-ʽAjjul (Petrie 1931: Pl. XIX:47; 1932: Pl. XIII:67) and in Azor (Yannai 2007: Figs. 14, 78, 79).
Spearhead (length 30 cm; Fig. 3). This weapon has a narrow point (length c. 12 cm, max. width 1.5 cm) with a rhomboid cross-section and a tang whose central part is round in cross-section. At the end of the tang is a thin coil that probably curled around the spear handle. Similar spearheads were found in several graves, for example, in the cemetery at Bet Dagan; however, most of them have a flat blade (Yannai and Nagar 2014: Tomb 747) or a blade without thickening (Yannai and Nagar 2014: Tombs 763 and 767). In two of the graves at Bet Dagan and in one grave at Azor (Yannai 2015: Fig. 4:1, 2), a dagger and a spearhead similar to the finds from Ashqelon were found together in the same tomb.
Bronze weapons are a common find in graves that date to the Intermediate and Middle Bronze Ages. In the past, these graves were classified as warrior tombs, a classification that has been the subject of renewed debate in recent years (Kletter and Levi 2016). Apparently, the origin of the two weapons discovered during the antiquities inspection was a pit grave. This grave is situated next to similar graves from MB II that were exposed in an excavation carried out in Area D in 1991, and it is therefore possible that it belongs to this group of graves and dates to MB II. Nevertheless, from a typological standpoint, the dagger resembles daggers that were discovered in tombs from the Intermediate Bronze Age. Therefore, the grave may also date to the Intermediate Bronze Age, and should be related to graves of this period that have not yet been discovered, connected to the settlement remains from the Intermediate Bronze Age revealed in Area F in the 1991 excavation.