This amulet is one of two that were discovered during the excavations of an Iron Age repository in the Tombs of Ketef Hinnom. It was incised with a sharp thin stylus.
The lower part of the inscription has been identified as a version of Numbers 6:24-26: "The Lord bless you and protect you. The Lord deal kindly and graciously with you. The Lord bestow his favor upon you and grant you peace" — the Priestly blessing.
This small amulet reads:
"[For so-and-so, (the son/daughter of ...] h/hu. May h[e]/sh[e] be blessed by YHWH, the warrior and the rebuker of [Evil]: May YHWH bless you, keep you. May YHWH make his face shine upon you and grant you p[ea]ce" From the descriptive sign by the amulets in the Israel Museum.