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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 an Early Corinthian Column Krater
    Fragment of an Early Corinthian Column Krater

    M10 Cat. Cor 85

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Handle-plate with portion of the handle remaining. Dog, couchant, facing to left with his front paws raised and his head turned back over his shoulder. A single long incision delineates the cheek and lower jaw, while another forms the muzzle, with a ...

  • Fragment of an Early Corinthian Vessel of Uncertain Shape
    Fragment of an Early Corinthian Vessel of Uncertain Shape

    M10 Cat. Cor 86

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    A small wall fragment. A large incised rosette next to the hind leg of a hoofed animal, probably a goat. Both the shape and the incision of the rosette are nicely done, although the lines do not quite mark the divisions of the petal. A single incisio...

  • Early Corinthian Alabastron Fragments
    Early Corinthian Alabastron Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 87

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Probably EC. Two large fragments from the shoulder to the base, but not joining. Portion of a large bird preserved from the neck to the wing. Incisions for the wing bar. A series of hasty, parallel incisions for the feathers. Purple-red added on the ...

  • Early Corinthian Alabastron Fragments
    Early Corinthian Alabastron Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 88

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Six fragments from a large alabastron, four joined. Rooster facing to right. Portions of the chest, neck, outstretched wing, and feet remain. Added red on the chest of the rooster. Parallel incisions are used on the neck. Wide parallel incisions crea...

  • Early Corinthian Alabastron Fragment
    Early Corinthian Alabastron Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 89

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    A portion of the mouth and neck. The disk slants downward toward the opening of the mouth. The thin, sharp profile of the rim has a slight overhang. Tongues of even thickness radiate from the mouth. A row of closely spaced dots appears on the rim. On...

  • Fragment of an Early Corinthian Vessel of Uncertain Shape
    Fragment of an Early Corinthian Vessel of Uncertain Shape

    M10 Cat. Cor 90

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Probably EC. Wall fragment. Bird (possibly a siren) on the right facing to left, preserved from upper wing to feet. In front of the bird is a pendent lotus. Hasty incision is used for the leg joints of the bird, the contour of the wing, and the wing ...

  • Early Corinthian Oinochoe Fragment
    Early Corinthian Oinochoe Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 91

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Probably EC. Wall fragment. A series of parallel incisions, possibly representing tongues, radiates from the top. The incision is competent but not entirely even, and the sections vary in width. Added red in the second section from the right, with tr...

  • Early Corinthian Oinochoe Fragment
    Early Corinthian Oinochoe Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 92

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Probably EC. Small wall fragment, probably from the join of the neck. Parallel incised lines radiate from the top. The incision is even and competent. Glaze: black and shiny. Clay: powdery, fine, and smooth. Munsell no. 10 YR 8/4 (very pale brown).

    EC...

  • Early Corinthian Oinochoe Fragment
    Early Corinthian Oinochoe Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 93

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Probably EC. Wall fragment. A series of parallel incisions radiates from the top. Added red on the last section to the left and on the third section from the right. Possibly added yellow on the fourth section from the left. Glaze: badly worn, but bla...

  • Fragments of an Early Corinthian Football (Gourd) Aryballos
    Fragments of an Early Corinthian Football (Gourd) Aryballos

    M10 Cat. Cor 94

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Base fragment. Single incisions mark the eight remaining segments. Added red and white alternate with black glaze as follows: black, red, black, white, black, red, black, white. The incision is quick and careless. Glaze: black and glossy. Clay: hard,...

  • Fragments of an Early Corinthian Football (Gourd) Aryballos
    Fragments of an Early Corinthian Football (Gourd) Aryballos

    M10 Cat. Cor 95

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Shoulder fragment. Single incisions mark the five remaining segments. Added red and white alternate with black glaze in the segments as follows: red, black, white, black, red. Glaze: glossy and black. Clay: fine and smooth. Yellow-gray in hue. Munsel...

  • Fragment of an Early Corinthian Football (Gourd) Aryballos
    Fragment of an Early Corinthian Football (Gourd) Aryballos

    M10 Cat. Cor 96

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Wall fragment. The sherd has been burned. Three pair of parallel incisions are preserved. Glaze: black, somewhat worn and crackled. No added color remains in the sections. Clay: fine and hard, gray in hue. Munsell no. 10 YR 7/1 (light gray).

    Two other...