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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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  • Corinthian Transitional Glazed Kotyle Fragments
    Corinthian Transitional Glazed Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 73

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. Two separate fragments, from the lower body to the foot. Exterior: a wide band of black glaze at the top of the wall fragment has thin lines of added purple and white. A reserved line followed by a wide band of glaze appear...

  • Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle
    Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle

    M10 Cat. Cor 74

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. One half preserved, from the rim to the foot, and reconstructed from two large pieces. Near the rim are two thin horizontal lines. Seventeen vertical bars and seventeen dabs are preserved in the handle zone. Sixteen horizo...

  • Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle Fragments
    Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 75

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. Nine fragments, some of them joined, composing most of a linear kotyle. One handle is fully preserved, as is the stub of the other handle. The foot is missing. Exterior: a single line of glaze on the preserved handle and tw...

  • Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 76

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. Two joined fragments from near the foot. Exterior: portions of three horizontal lines remain near the top of the fragment, followed by a wide area of reserve, a wide glazed band, and a series of four partially preserved, wo...

  • Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 77

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. Fragment from the lower body. Exterior: a series of horizontal lines on the body, seventeen of which remain. A reserved band, below, is followed by a glazed band which overlaps the tip of a ray. Interior glazed. Glaze: exte...

  • Corinthian Transitional Kotyle Fragment
    Corinthian Transitional Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 78

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. Half of the foot of a small kotyle. Exterior: two rays, their bases placed far apart, spring from a band of glaze covering the entire foot ring. The resting surface of the foot is reserved. On the slope is a band of dark br...

  • Corinthian Transitional Kotyle Base Fragment
    Corinthian Transitional Kotyle Base Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 79

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. A complete foot. Exterior: the bases of four rays, placed far apart, spring from a thin line of glaze at the juncture of the body and foot. A reserved line on the upper part of the foot ring is followed by a thicker line of...

  • Early Corinthian Alabastron Base Fragment
    Early Corinthian Alabastron Base Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 80

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-6590 BC (Lydian)

    Early in EC. The base of a small alabastron. Feline to right, with only his four paws preserved. Parallel curved incisions appear on the paws, straight lines in the legs. A small incised rosette is placed between the front and hind legs of the feline...

  • Early Corinthian Alabastron Fragment
    Early Corinthian Alabastron Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 81

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Early in EC. Small fragment, perhaps from the wall of a small alabastron. Sphinx or griffin to right facing the curve of a snake's body. Only the lower portion of the sphinx's leg and a single curve of the snake's body are preserved. The leg has thre...

  • Early Corinthian Aryballos Fragment
    Early Corinthian Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 82

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Early in EC. Small wall fragment. Bird flying to left with outstretched wings. Two parallel lines are used for the wing bars as well as for the separation between the tail and the body. A series of parallel lines marks both wing and tail feathers. Th...

  • Early Corinthian Alabastron Fragment
    Early Corinthian Alabastron Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 83

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca.620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Early EC. Wall fragment, probably from a large alabastron. A portion of the buttocks and leg of a male (?) figure to right. The figure may be a padded dancer (or komast) but does not have the usual distortion of form. The tight red chiton has a wide ...

  • Early Corinthian Alabastron Fragment
    Early Corinthian Alabastron Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 84

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Early in EC. Body fragment. A portion of a shield with a swirl pattern on which added red and white alternate with black glaze. The incision between the segments and around the edge of the shield is firmly executed. Part of a fine incised rosette app...