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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 Geometric Narrow-Necked Oinochoe
    Corinthian Geometric Narrow-Necked Oinochoe

    M10 Cat. Cor 1

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 750-720 BC (Lydian)

    Reconstructed. Portion of the trefoil mouth, body, and foot restored. Solid glaze on the trefoil mouth. Medium bands of black glaze on the neck (11), shoulder (3), and body (19). Similar bands on the exterior of the handle. A wide band of black glaze...

  • Corinthian Geometric Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Corinthian Geometric Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 2

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 750-720 BC (Lydian)

    Middle of LG. Large fragment from the rim of a kotyle, with a portion of the handle frieze. Exterior: a line of glaze on top of the lip and two horizontal lines of glaze below. In the handle frieze, vertical lines flank two joined triangles (this fam...

  • Corinthian Geometric Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Corinthian Geometric Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 3

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 750-690 BC (Lydian)

    Late in LG or early in EPC. A fragment from the handle frieze. Exterior: a line of glaze appears near the rim. Below, in the frieze, a single heron faces to right beside three parallel zigzag lines. The heron's beak curves up and out to touch the upp...

  • Early Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments
    Early Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 4

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 720-690 BC (Lydian)

    Early in EPC. Eight fragments from the rim, body, and foot of a small, extremely fine (eggshell) kotyle. One handle stub remains. Exterior: two very thin lines of glaze near the rim. In the handle frieze, a series of vertical lines flanks two sets of...

  • Early Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments
    Early Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 5

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 720-690 BC (Lydian)

    Middle EPC or early in late EPC. Two fragments from the rim; the handle stubs are preserved. Exterior: short vertical strokes on the handles (three preserved on one stub, one on the other), but no horizontal framing lines. Two horizontal lines of gla...

  • Early Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Early Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 6

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 720-690 BC (Lydian)

    Late EPC. Fragment of rim and upper body. Exterior: two horizontal lines of glaze at the rim. In the handle zone, a bird faces to right next to a series of vertical bars. The type is transitional between the soldier bird and the wirebird. It has the ...

  • Early Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments
    Early Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 7

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 720-690 BC (Lydian)

    Probably late EPC. Six fragments, from foot to mid-body. Two joined fragments from the foot and two from the wall. Exterior: fourteen horizontal lines, all evenly spaced, on the lower body. The base is completely glazed except for two reserved lines....

  • Early Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments
    Early Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 8

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 720-690 BC (Lydian)

    Probably late EPC. A fragment with complete foot and three wall fragments. Exterior: horizontal lines, evenly spaced, on the lower body. What remains of the base is completely glazed. On the underside of the foot, a single, fine line of glaze marks t...

  • Early Protocorinthian Aryballos Fragment
    Early Protocorinthian Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 9

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 720-690 BC (Lydian)

    Probably late in EPC. Body fragment. A floral palmette, roughly drawn, on the belly; three horizontal lines below. Glaze: brown, with no incision. Clay: hard but rough. Pinkish beige with a muddy beige exterior that has a slight gloss. Munsell no., b...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Ovoid Aryballos Fragment
    Middle Protocorinthian Ovoid Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 10

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 690-670 BC (Lydian)

    Probably early in MPC. Preserved only from the shoulder to the lower body, making the shape somewhat uncertain. On the shoulder, a running animal to left (probably a dog; the head is lost) with a long tail appearing near the handle break. No incision...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Aryballos Fragment
    Middle Protocorinthian Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 11

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 690-670 BC (Lydian)

    Probably early in MPC. One-third of the mouth disk and the neck of a small aryballos. The disk is very thin and fine. There is a small lip at the outer edge of the disk and a groove on the outside where the disk joins the straight neck. On the top of...

  • Two Joined Fragments of a Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle
    Two Joined Fragments of a Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle

    M10 Cat. Cor 12

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 690-670 BC (Lydian)

    Probably MPC I. Two joining fragments reaching from lip to mid-body. Exterior: two horizontal lines near the rim frame a series of vertical bars and worm-shaped wiggles in the handle zone. Ten of the wiggles and the lower ends of three vertical bars ...