Courtesy Robert Deutsch

Ammonite artifacts provide a historical context for the Ba‘alis seal. The slender 4-inch bottle above boasts of the public works—“The orchard and the vineyard and the parks and the pools”—erected by Amminadab I, king of the Ammonites in about 650 B.C.E. The bronze bottle was recovered at Tell Siran, northwest of Amman, Jordan. Like the Ba‘alis seal, the Tell Siran inscription uses the phrase “Sons of Ammon.”