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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 Fragment
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 25

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-630 BC (Lydian)

    Late in MPC or early in LPC. Rim fragment. Exterior: two thin horizontal lines preserved at the lip. Ten sigmas facing left in the handle zone, eight fully preserved. The six thin horizontal lines on the upper body are unevenly spaced. Interior: a th...

  • Late Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 26

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably early in LPC. Rim fragment. Exterior: two horizontal lines near the edge of the rim; a series of ten sigma-shaped wiggles in the handle zone; and horizontal lines (four preserved) on the upper body. A smudge of glaze appears above the wiggle...

  • Late Protocorinthian Round Pyxis Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Round Pyxis Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 27

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably LPC. Fragment of an offset rim and handle. Exterior: remains of linear decoration in the handle zone; two vertical lines near the rim. Glaze: almost entirely vanished. Clay: fairly fine. Beige. Munsell no. 10 YR 7/3 (very pale brown).

    Accordi...

  • Lower Portion of a Late Protocorinthian Oinochoe
    Lower Portion of a Late Protocorinthian Oinochoe

    M10 Cat. Cor 28

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably LPC. The lower portion of the body and the foot of what was probably an oinochoe with linear decoration, restored from joining pieces. Exterior: seven thin horizontal lines appear on the belly, followed by three glazed bands of varying width...

  • Lower Portion of a Late Protocorinthian Oinochoe or Ovoid Aryballos
    Lower Portion of a Late Protocorinthian Oinochoe or Ovoid Aryballos

    M10 Cat. Cor 29

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably LPC. Lower portion of what may be either a small oinochoe or an oversized aryballos. Three wide bands of glaze on the body and a glazed foot. Glaze: almost entirely vanished. Clay: fine, smooth, and hard. Yellow-buff. Munsell no. 10 YR 7/4 (...

  • Lower Portion of a Late Protocorinthian Oinochoe
    Lower Portion of a Late Protocorinthian Oinochoe

    M10 Cat. Cor 30

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably LPC. Lower portion of a small vessel, possibly a small or miniature oinochoe. A band of glaze with broad lines of added red appears near the break; below are three thin lines of dilute glaze. Eight rays of varying thickness and length, their...

  • Late Protocorinthian Glazed Kotyle Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Glazed Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 31

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably LPC. A large portion of the kotyle is preserved, from the lip to just above the foot. Solid glaze from the lip to the rays with thin bands of added color: two at the base of the handle zone, one white and one red; one white above the rays. T...

  • Late Protocorinthian Phiale or Plate Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Phiale or Plate Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 32

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    A fragment of what was probably a miniature phiale or a plate with an animal frieze. It is decorated on both sides in black-polychrome technique. Exterior: the curved ends of five incised tongues radiate from the center, with added color alternating ...

  • Late Protocorinthian Aryballos Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 33

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Fragment from the shoulder and upper body. In the shoulder frieze, a hound (lower neck, front quarters, and belly preserved) coursing to left. His front foot rests on a band of black glaze marked by a line of added white. Below the hound's belly is a...

  • Late Protocorinthian Alabastron Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Alabastron Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 34

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Small fragment of convex wall, possibly from an alabastron. Scale pattern in black-polychrome technique covers the entire fragment. Portions of five registers remain. The scales increase in size and complexity from the top to the bottom: three rows o...

  • Fragment of a Late Protocorinthian Vessel of Uncertain Shape
    Fragment of a Late Protocorinthian Vessel of Uncertain Shape

    M10 Cat. Cor 35

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably LPC. Small wall fragment. Scale pattern, with portions of seven registers remaining. The pattern alternates rows of scales with wide borders and those with narrow borders. The wide borders are outlined by two sets of parallel incisions. The ...

  • Fragment of a Late Protocorinthian Vessel of Uncertain Shape
    Fragment of a Late Protocorinthian Vessel of Uncertain Shape

    M10 Cat. Cor 36

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably LPC. Tiny wall fragment. A scale pattern with portions of three registers remaining. The pattern alternates rows of black scales with wide borders and those with narrow borders. The wide borders have two parallel incisions marking the outer ...