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

    M10 Cat. Cor 49

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-620 BC (Lydian)

    Late in LPC or early in TR. Small wall fragment with a slight curve. A feline (?) walking to right, paws incised, stands on a band of black glaze. The remainder of the fragment is decorated with lines and bands of added color on black glaze: two whit...

  • Fragment of a Late Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle
    Fragment of a Late Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle

    M10 Cat. Cor 50

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-620 BC (Lydian)

    Late in LPC or early in TR. Small rim fragment. Exterior: two lines of glaze at the rim; one passes over the top of the lip. Six vertical lines and portions of four fat sigmas appear in the handle frieze. One of the vertical lines crosses over the ho...

  • Fragment of a Late Protocorinthian Kotyle
    Fragment of a Late Protocorinthian Kotyle

    M10 Cat. Cor 51

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-620 BC (Lydian)

    Late in LPC or early in TR. Fragment of the base and foot. Exterior: part of two rays, their bases placed far apart, spring from a thin line of glaze on the foot. There is a reserved area at the join of the foot and a thin line of glaze on the narrow...

  • Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle Fragments
    Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 52

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 BC (Lydian)

    Two fragments, probably from the same kotyle, but not joining. Exterior: two thin horizontal lines at the rim. In the handle frieze are eleven vertical bars. Their lower ends are hooked and touch one another. Below is a series of horizontal lines and...

  • Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle Fragments
    Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 53

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 BC (Lydian)

    Two fragments, one from the foot ring and the other from the wall. Exterior: on the body is a series of thirteen horizontal lines unevenly spaced and placed close together. The lower portions of five (originally six) rays spring from a single thin li...

  • Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 54

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 BC (Lydian)

    Probably TR. Rim fragment. Exterior: two parallel lines appear near the top of the rim. In the handle frieze, vertical bars (eleven remain) flank a series of dabs (three remain). Eight parallel lines are preserved on the upper body. Interior: a singl...

  • Corinthian Transitional Glazed Kotyle Fragments
    Corinthian Transitional Glazed Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 55

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 BC (Lydian)

    Nine pieces from a small kotyle, some joining. Exterior: dot-cluster rosette of added white in the dark handle zone of A. The color of the glaze changes from dark chocolate brown in the handle zone to orange-red on the body. A line of added white is ...

  • Joined Fragments of a Corinthian Transitional Large Aryballos
    Joined Fragments of a Corinthian Transitional Large Aryballos

    M10 Cat. Cor 56

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 (Lydian)

    A large portion preserved from the shoulder to mid-body. The remains of two large dot-rosettes, one complete, on the shoulder, followed by five thin concentric lines of black glaze. Four dot-rosettes on the belly, framed above and below by bands of b...

  • Corinthian Transitional Aryballos Fragment
    Corinthian Transitional Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 57

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 BC (Lydian)

    Shoulder fragment. Incised dot-rosette on the shoulder. Below is a wide band of black glaze with a line of added red. Glaze: black and shiny, but worn. Clay: fine, hard and irregular at the breaks. The firing gives the appearance of two layers with p...

  • One-Third of a Corinthian Transitional Round Aryballos
    One-Third of a Corinthian Transitional Round Aryballos

    M10 Cat. Cor 58

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 BC (Lydian)

    One-third of a round aryballos, preserved from the neck to the base. Narrow neck opening. Short, pear-shaped tongues on the shoulder near the broad handle stub. On the body is the end of a bird's wing with added red on the wing band. The feathers are...

  • Fragment of a Corinthian Transitional Vessel of Uncertain Shape
    Fragment of a Corinthian Transitional Vessel of Uncertain Shape

    M10 Cat. Cor 59

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 BC (Lydian)

    Small wall fragment. At the top, thin lines of red alternate with black glaze. The red appears to be applied directly to the clay. In the animal frieze, part of the body of a bull facing to left, including the back, the belly, the left rear leg and t...

  • Fragment of a Corinthian Transitional Vessel of Uncertain Shape
    Fragment of a Corinthian Transitional Vessel of Uncertain Shape

    M10 Cat. Cor 60

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 BC (Lydian)

    Tiny wall fragment. Raised wing of a bird with two ranks of flight feathers. On the feathers, added red alternates with black glaze. The wing bar is solid. The rosette in the field is round in shape with a crossed incision and alternating sections in...