The jar handles show the two types of lmlk (“belonging to the king”) stamps. More of these stamped handles were found at Lachish than at any other site in ancient Judah. They bear the name of one of four cities and feature either a four-winged scarab beetle or a two-winged sun disk. Storage jars with the lmlk stamp were produced only during the reign of Judah’s King Hezekiah (715–687 B.C.E.), likely in anticipation of the Assyrian attack in 701 B.C.E.