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This area allows you to search for and learn about artifacts published by the Sardis Expedition. Currently (2020) the database consists of artifacts in the exhibition and catalog “The Lydians and Their World” (Yapı Kredi Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul, 2010) and Jane Evans, Coins from the Excavations at Sardis: Their Archaeological and Economic Contexts. Coins from the 1973 to 2013 Excavations. In coming years we intend to add objects from other Sardis Reports and Monographs.

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Select a Sardis CATNUM from the list below. CATNUM is made up from object type, year, and sequential number. BI = Bone Implement; G = Glass; J = Jewelry; L = Lamp; M = Metal; NoEx = not excavated; Org = Organic; P = Pottery; S = Sculpture. Coins are numbered with the year of discovery and a running number, or year, C, and a running number. Currently (Feb. 2020) this doesn't give a complete list, only the first 99 entries; to find a specific CATNUM, please use the full-text search at the top of the page.

Select a historical period from the (alphabetical) list below. Note that periods are defined culturally rather than politically, so Lydian (rather than Archaic) refers to the period ca. 800 BC - ca. 547 BC; Late Lydian or Persian (rather than Late Archaic or Classical) from ca. 547 until ca. 330 BC; Hellenistic until the earthquake of 17 AD; Roman and Late Roman continue until the early 7th century AD, except for coins where, as traditional, Prof. Evans begins the Byzantine period in the 6th century.

Select a publication name from the list below. LATW = Lydians and Their World (2010). R2 = Hanfmann and Ramage, Sculpture from Sardis (1978). M10 = Schaeffer, Ramage, and Greenewalt, The Corinthian, Attic, and Pottery from Sardis (1997). M13 = Evans, Coins from the Excavations at Sardis, 1973-2013 (2018). M14 = Petzl, Sardis: Greek and Latin Inscriptions, Part II (2019).

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The stratigraphic contexts (findspots) of artifacts from Sardis are recorded at different levels of specificity. Sector is the most general, referring to a broad area of the city. Trenches are yearly excavation areas (in current usage) or more specific areas of sectors (in early records which used a different excavation system). A Locus is a single stratigraphic unit, i.e. a single deposit of soil, a destruction level, a grave, a dump or other deposit. For instance, MMS-I 84.1 Locus 34 is the destruction level from one room of a Lydian house just inside the fortification wall in sector MMS, containing a rich deposit of Lydian pottery and other artifacts. Note that loci can be continued over a number of years, and so belong to different trenches, if the same stratigraphic unit is excavated over a number of years. For a list of sectors see Hanfmann and Waldbaum, A Survey of Sardis and the Major Monuments Outside the City Walls (Sardis R1, 1975), 13-16. Currently (2020) in order to search for a specific locus, you must search for Trench first to narrow the results, and then search within that for the locus. Sorry.

The stratigraphic contexts (findspots) of artifacts from Sardis are recorded at different levels of specificity. Sector is the most general, referring to a broad area of the city. Trenches are yearly excavation areas (in current usage) or more specific areas of sectors (in early records which used a different excavation system). A Locus is a single stratigraphic unit, i.e. a single deposit of soil, a destruction level, a grave, a dump or other deposit. For instance, MMS-I 84.1 Locus 34 is the destruction level from one room of a Lydian house just inside the fortification wall in sector MMS, containing a rich deposit of Lydian pottery and other artifacts. Note that loci can be continued over a number of years, and so belong to different trenches, if the same stratigraphic unit is excavated over a number of years. For a list of sectors see Hanfmann and Waldbaum, A Survey of Sardis and the Major Monuments Outside the City Walls (Sardis R1, 1975), 13-16. Currently (2020) in order to search for a specific locus, you must search for Trench first to narrow the results, and then search within that for the locus. Sorry.

The stratigraphic contexts (findspots) of artifacts from Sardis are recorded at different levels of specificity. Sector is the most general, referring to a broad area of the city. Trenches are yearly excavation areas (in current usage) or more specific areas of sectors (in early records which used a different excavation system). A Locus is a single stratigraphic unit, i.e. a single deposit of soil, a destruction level, a grave, a dump or other deposit. For instance, MMS-I 84.1 Locus 34 is the destruction level from one room of a Lydian house just inside the fortification wall in sector MMS, containing a rich deposit of Lydian pottery and other artifacts. Note that loci can be continued over a number of years, and so belong to different trenches, if the same stratigraphic unit is excavated over a number of years. For a list of sectors see Hanfmann and Waldbaum, A Survey of Sardis and the Major Monuments Outside the City Walls (Sardis R1, 1975), 13-16. Currently (2020) in order to search for a specific locus, you must search for Trench first to narrow the results, and then search within that for the locus. Sorry.

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  • Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 13

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    Probably early in MPC-II. Five fragments of a linear kotyle, four joined. The kotyle is preserved from the lip to near the foot. Exterior: a single horizontal line of glaze on the handle. At the top of the rim, a single worn horizontal line frames th...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 14

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    Probably early in MPC-II. Half of a handle and a small part of the rim. Exterior: two lines, beginning on the root of the handle, merge to form one thin line on the handle proper. On the upper line, the glaze is partially preserved; on the lower, it ...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 15

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    Probably early in MPC-II. Fragment of the rim and upper body, with one handle stub remaining. Exterior: two horizontal lines near the rim. On the handle stub, two thin horizontal lines (beginning where the handle joins the body) merge to form a singl...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 16

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    Probably MPC-II. A handle with a small part of the surrounding rim and upper body. Exterior: a single, thick horizontal line of glaze on the handle extends across the first vertical bar of the frieze area. Two horizontal lines decorate the rim. Porti...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 17

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    Probably MPC-II. A handle with part of the rim and upper body. Exterior: a single thick line of glaze on the handle. Two horizontal lines at the top of the rim. The top line is thicker than the one below it. A series of seven vertical lines remains i...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 18

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    Probably MPC-II. Two joining fragments, including the handle and part of the rim and upper body. Exterior: a thick horizontal line appears on the upper part of the handle; two horizontal lines decorate the rim; five horizontal lines remain on the upp...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 19

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    Probably MPC-II. Two joined fragments of a small kotyle reaching from the bottom of the handle frieze to near the foot. Exterior: the lower ends of the two vertical lines preserved in the handle zone cross over the first of fourteen horizontal lines ...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 20

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    MPC-II. Nine fragments, five joined, of a linear kotyle preserved from the lip to near the foot. Exterior: two horizontal lines at the rim. A series of vertical bars (fourteen preserved) in the frieze to the right of the two remaining handle stubs. T...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 21

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    Probably MPC-II. Eight fragments, four of them joined, from a nearly complete kotyle. One of the handles is preserved, the other is broken at the stump. The foot is missing. One fragment is burned. A wall fragment (P63.635B:5859) and a handle (P63.63...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 22

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    Probably MPC-II. Rim fragment. Exterior: two thin horizontal lines near the rim. Three tight sigmas, facing to right, are preserved in the handle zone. These are flanked by four vertical bars with hooks on the bottom. Three horizontal lines remain on...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 23

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    Probably MPC-II. Rim fragment. Exterior: two horizontal lines at the rim. Six tight sigmas, facing to left, remain in the handle frieze. Two horizontal lines are preserved below. Interior: a single unbroken band of reserve at the lip; otherwise glaze...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Kotyle
    Middle Protocorinthian Kotyle

    M10 Cat. Cor 24

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    Probably MPC-II. Nearly half of the foot and a small part of the body. Exterior: the bases of two rays are placed close together. At the juncture of the foot and body is a thin reserved line followed by a line of glaze. A reserved band appears on the...