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

    M10 Cat. Cor 61

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 BC (Lydian)

    Small wall fragment. Part of the neck feathers of a rooster, or the mane and front leg of a lion. Three tiers of feathers (or flame mane) are preserved. The triangular incisions have rounded ends. In the field is a round rosette. The sections are mar...

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

    M10 Cat. Cor 62

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 BC (Lydian)

    Small wall fragment. Chest and forelegs of a feline striding to right. A long, angled incision marks the musculature of the off foreleg. The two lines used for the paw follow the contour of the glaze nicely. On the near foreleg, which is only partial...

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

    M10 Cat. Cor 63

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 (Lydian)

    Wall fragment. The head of a lion facing to right with an open mouth. There are two teeth in the upper jaw and one in the lower. The tongue protrudes between the teeth. The mouth is framed by two lines, one curving from the top of the nose to under t...

  • Fragment of a Corinthian Transitional Pyxis Lid
    Fragment of a Corinthian Transitional Pyxis Lid

    M10 Cat. Cor 64

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 BC (Lydian)

    Late TR. A large portion of a pyxis lid, including a section of the rim. Exterior: the top is glazed except for two reserved lines separated by a glazed line at the edge. A series of tongues radiates outward from the center to the edge of the rim, wi...

  • Fragment of a Corinthian Transitional Round Pyxis
    Fragment of a Corinthian Transitional Round Pyxis

    M10 Cat. Cor 65

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 BC (Lydian)

    Probably TR. Rim fragment. Indentation at the top. Scale pattern in black-polychrome technique with added white and red. At the top, the broken edge shows the remains of a line of black glaze, followed by a reserved area in the indentation. Four regi...

  • Fragment of a Corinthian Transitional Alabastron
    Fragment of a Corinthian Transitional Alabastron

    M10 Cat. Cor 66

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-615 BC (Lydian)

    Probably TR. Wall fragment. A scale pattern covers the entire fragment. Portions of six registers remain. The pattern alternates rows of black-glaze scales and rows of scales with added red. All of the scales have narrow borders created by two parall...

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

    M10 Cat. Cor 67

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. A large fragment, probably from the shoulder. Exterior: scale pattern. Most of the fragment is covered by shiny black glaze, but at the bottom are three registers of scales with portions of six scales preserved. The pattern...

  • Corinthian Transitional Alabastron
    Corinthian Transitional Alabastron

    M10 Cat. Cor 68

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. Complete and in good condition. There are three concentric circles around the mouth, a single line of glaze on the side of the lip, four horizontal strokes on the handle, and long irregular tongues on the neck. On the body,...

  • Corinthian Transitional Aryballos Fragments
    Corinthian Transitional Aryballos Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 69

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. Two body fragments, joined. Two thin lines of glaze are preserved at the top of fragment A, followed by a glazed band with an added line of red, then two additional thin lines of glaze. Below, on the shoulder, is a false ch...

  • Corinthian Transitional Aryballos Fragments
    Corinthian Transitional Aryballos Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 70

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. A portion of the body of an aryballos. There is a band of glaze at the top of the fragment followed by three lines of false checkerboard pattern, two thin lines of glaze, then two bands of glaze with traces of added red. Ca...

  • Corinthian Transitional Skyphos Fragments
    Corinthian Transitional Skyphos Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 71

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. Two fragments from the rim to mid-body, joined. Exterior: three horizontal lines near the rim. Five vertical bars and eight dabs remain in the handle zone. Both the body and the interior are glazed. Glaze: exterior, worn aw...

  • Corinthian Transitional Linear Skyphos Fragment
    Corinthian Transitional Linear Skyphos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 72

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. A small fragment from the rim. Exterior: two horizontal lines near the rim. Nine vertical lines remain in the handle zone and three horizontal lines on the upper body. Interior glazed. Glaze: exterior, badly worn; interior,...