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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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  • Late Protocorinthian Kotyle Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 37

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Wall fragment. Exterior: scale pattern, with portions of seven rows remaining. The scales alternate rows of black scales with wide borders created by two sets of parallel incisions, and red scales with narrow black borders created by a single set of ...

  • Late Corinthian Aryballos Fragment
    Late Corinthian Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 38

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably LPC. Tiny shoulder fragment. The rounded ends of two tongues at the top, followed by a band of reserve. Scale pattern below, with a small part of two registers preserved. The scales have narrow borders created by two parallel incisions. They...

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

    M10 Cat. Cor 39

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably LPC. Tiny wall fragment. Small scale pattern with portions of six registers preserved. Two fine parallel incisions form the narrow borders of the scales. The ends of these either overlap or do not quite meet. Compass points. Glaze: almost en...

  • Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 40

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Fragment from the neck and mouth. Band of black glaze around the opening of the mouth. Glaze: worn, but originally black and glossy. No incision. Clay: hard and smooth.

    May belong with Cor 41, found in the same location in a hearth or ash heap, and/or...

  • Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 41

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Shoulder fragment. The lower part of three incised tongues appears on the shoulder, followed by parallel incisions which mark the upper portion of another row of tongues, facing downward. The style is similar to that of Cor 42. Glaze: almost entirely...

  • Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 42

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Two joining pieces, from the shoulder to the foot. Evidence of burning. Carefully incised tongues spring from the foot. Glaze: worn, but once black and shiny. Clay: hard with prismatic breaks. Yellow-buff. Munsell no. 10 YR 8/4 (very pale brown).May ...

  • Late Protocorinthian Aryballos Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 43

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably LPC. Most of the mouth disk and the neck of an aryballos. The disk is flat with a very thin lip profile. The underside of the disk slopes down slightly to meet the neck. The eight concentric circles on the mouth disk are fairly even in execu...

  • Late Protocorinthian Pyxis Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Pyxis Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 44

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Late in LPC. Fragment from the base of a small straight-sided pyxis. A scale pattern with three registers preserved, alternating rows of red and black. The scales have narrow borders created by double-incised arcs. The arcs cover more of the circle t...

  • Late Protocorinthian Aryballos Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 45

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Late in LPC. Large fragment from the shoulder and upper body. The lower ends of several tongues appear on the shoulder. Below the tongues is a wide band of glaze with what appear to be two narrow bands of added color. Scale pattern on the belly. All ...

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

    M10 Cat. Cor 46

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-620 BC (Lydian)

    Late in LPC or early in TR. Small wall fragment. Scale pattern over half of the fragment, with the remainder reserved. Two registers of scales are preserved, all with narrow borders created by two parallel incisions. The scales are fairly carefully e...

  • Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 47

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-620 BC (Lydian)

    Probably late in LPC or early in TR. Base and foot. A band of glaze appears near the break. Below, a series of tongues, placed close together and executed carelessly, springs from the join of the foot. No incision. Glaze originally covered the slant ...

  • Lower Portion of a Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos
    Lower Portion of a Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos

    M10 Cat. Cor 48

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-620 BC (Lydian)

    Probably late in LPC or early in TR. Lower portion, slightly ovoid in contour. Scales with narrow borders, formed by two parallel incisions. The scales are executed neatly with their ends meeting. Below the scales are two lines of added red. Incised ...