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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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  • Lakonian Krater Fragment
    Lakonian Krater Fragment

    M10 Cat. Lak 9

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 575-550 BC (?) (Lydian)

    Fragment of neck and shoulder, evidently belonging to a volute krater. On shoulder, handle scar. Clay fine, dull reddish brown (5 YR 6/3-6/4, "light reddish brown") at exterior changing to gray (slightly darker than 7.5 Y R 5/2, "brown") at inner edg...

  • Lakonian Krater Fragment
    Lakonian Krater Fragment

    M10 Cat. Lak 10

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 575-550 BC (?) (Lydian)

    Shoulder fragment with pattern ornament with lower part of neck and part of handle, perhaps belonging to a volute krater. Clay gray-tan, non-micaceous, hard. Decoration in cream slip, black glaze, red paint.

    Interior: black glaze except for narrow res...

  • Lakonian Krater Fragment
    Lakonian Krater Fragment

    M10 Cat. Lak 11

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 580-540 BC (Lydian)

    Rim-neck fragments including handle-plate (two joining fragments making one-third to one-fourth of the rim and two small rim fragments) of a stirrup krater. Clay gray pink-tan (5 Y R 5/4) at outside blending to gray-brown (10 Y R 5/2) at core; fine; ...

  • Lakonian Krater Fragment
    Lakonian Krater Fragment

    M10 Cat. Lak 12

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 580-540 BC (Lydian)

    Small rim fragment. Clay grayish (10 YR 5/3). Decoration in cream slip (worn) and black (N3/) glaze.

    Interior of neck, on inner top surface of rim, and exterior of neck, glaze. On outer top surface of rim, slip. On side of rim, slip, over which maeand...

  • Lakonian Krater Fragment
    Lakonian Krater Fragment

    M10 Cat. Lak 13

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 580-540 BC (Lydian)

    Rim-neck fragment (including neck-shoulder juncture). Clay gray (10YR 5/1-5/2), hard. Decoration in cream (2.5Y6/2-5/2) slip, black (N2/)glaze.

    Interior, on top surface of rim and on exterior of neck, glaze. On side of rim, slip, over which maeander h...

  • Lakonian Krater Fragment
    Lakonian Krater Fragment

    M10 Cat. Lak 14

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 580-540 BC (Lydian)

    Rim-neck fragment. Clay gray (10 Y R 5/2). Decoration in cream (2.5 Y 7/2-6/2) slip and black (N3/) glaze. Slip mostly worn away.

    Interior of neck, on inner top surface of rim, on exterior of neck, glaze. On outer top surface of rim, slip. On side of ...

  • Lakonian Krater Fragment
    Lakonian Krater Fragment

    M10 Cat. Lak 15

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 580-540 BC (Lydian)

    Rim-neck fragment. Decoration in cream slip and black glaze. On side of rim, slip, over which maeander hooks between rows of dots (Stibbe Type 3) in glaze.

  • Lakonian Black-figure Cup Fragment
    Lakonian Black-figure Cup Fragment

    M10 Cat. Lak App. 1

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 565-525 BC (?) (Lydian)

    Complete except for small parts of bowl, rim, foot plate. In the center of the tondo, slight depression. At the juncture of foot and bowl, fillet. Decoration on interior and exterior in cream (close to 10 Y R 7/2, "light gray") slip, dilute and full-...

  • Attic Black Figure Skyphos Fragments
    Attic Black Figure Skyphos Fragments

    M10 Cat. Att App. 16-17

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 500-475 BC (Lydian)

    Four joining fragments of wall (only one illustrated). Dancing woman among vines with part of a stylized palmette at left; black glaze above figured frieze and a black band at bottom.