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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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  • Marble Stele of Atrastas
    Marble Stele of Atrastas

    LATW Cat. 10

    Sculpture, Inscription

    Marble, Stone

    520-500 BC (Hanfmann); fourth century BC (Bossert) (Late Lydian (Persian))

    Stele of white marble. Above, relief showing a man seated on a stool at a table, behind him an indistinct form that has been variously identified (standing child, Bossert; foreparts of a dog, Hanfmann). The man either has a disproportionately long ri...

  • Attic Black Figure Komast Cup
    Attic Black Figure Komast Cup

    LATW Cat. 103

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. mid-sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Attic black-figure komast cup. Flaring conical foot, without solid clay. Fully rounded body. Inset lip, two horizontal handles. Net pattern on exterior of lip. Double palmettes with tendrils beneath handles. Sides A and B: almost identical komast sce...

  • Marbled omphalos phiale
    Marbled omphalos phiale

    LATW Cat. 106

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Pottery omphalos phiale. Outside and inside covered with white slip, over which orange-brown slip applied over rim and omphalos and in radial bands of marbling outside and inside. Diameter 0.161 m, height 0.056 m.

  • Lydion from Gordion
    Lydion from Gordion

    LATW Cat. 110

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. 560-540 BC (Lydian or Late Lydian)

    Intact except for chips from rim (Possibly Gordion inv. no. 1573 P490). Fabric fairly hard, fine, non-micaceous; fired light tan-pink. Red-brown slip streakily applied over lip, neck (outside and partly inside), mid body, lower body, and foot; the sa...

  • Lydion from Gordion
    Lydion from Gordion

    LATW Cat. 112

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. 500-450 BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    Complete, mended from two pieces, chips off rim (Possibly Gordion inv. no. 497 P144). Clay fired reddish buff. Reddish slip applied over lip, rim, and neck; the same slip is applied in a broad spiral band over the reserve surface of the shoulder. Hei...

  • Marbled omphalos phiale from Miletus
    Marbled omphalos phiale from Miletus

    LATW Cat. 113

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Second to third quarter of the sixth century BC (Lydian or Late Lydian)

    Hemispherical bowl with central boss. Painted in a light to dark brown glaze on a slip, which is thin and reddish brown on the inside and thick and yellowish white on the outside. Interior completely covered with marbling, the marbled central boss is...

  • “Ephesian Ware” stemmed dish fragment from Ephesus
    “Ephesian Ware” stemmed dish fragment from Ephesus

    LATW Cat. 115

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Last quarter of the seventh century BC, deposited around 610 BC (Lydian)

    Slightly curved body fragment of a stemmed dish (Ephesus excavation inventory ART 94 K 142.1). Bichrome decoration precisely painted in dark chocolate brown and reddish brown on a thick, creamy white slip of extraordinary smoothness, reminding one of...

  • “Ephesian Ware” omphalos phiale fragment from Ephesus
    “Ephesian Ware” omphalos phiale fragment from Ephesus

    LATW Cat. 116

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Second half of the seventh century BC., around 640–620 BC (Lydian)

    Curved body fragment of a thin walled hemispherical bowl (Ephesus excavation inventory ART 88 K 1.1); the central boss (omphalos) and the straight rim are not preserved. Bichrome decoration painted in dark chocolate brown and reddish brown on a thick...

  • Weight-shaped seal with silver mounting
    Weight-shaped seal with silver mounting

    LATW Cat. 121

    Jewelry and Ornaments, Seal

    Silver, Stone

    (Late Lydian (Persian))

    “Agate (?) weight-shaped seal, with corroded silver mounting of heavy wire forming a large ring (1.1 cm outside diameter) from which extend two wires clasping the sides of the stone and terminating in thickened swellings at the point where a pin runs...

  • Gold seal ring
    Gold seal ring

    LATW Cat. 123

    Jewelry and Ornaments, Seal

    Gold

    (Late Lydian (Persian))

    Gold seal ring with a heavy hoop, much thicker at the ends, where it joins the broad, flat, oval gold bezel. The bezel is carved in intaglio with an open-mouthed lion walking right on a ground line, its tail extending behind with the end bent up and ...

  • Gold seal ring
    Gold seal ring

    LATW Cat. 124

    Jewelry and Ornaments, Seal

    Gold

    (Late Lydian (Persian))

    Gold seal ring, with carnelian scarab mounted on a swivel. The hoop is of 1.5-mm wire. Thinner wire runs through a hole drilled through the scarab, then passes through perforations in the ends of the hoop wire and wraps six times around the hoop wire...

  • Pyramidal stamp seal with silver mounting
    Pyramidal stamp seal with silver mounting

    LATW Cat. 132

    Jewelry and Ornaments, Seal

    Silver, Stone

    (Late Lydian (Persian))

    “Chalcedony pyramidal stamp seal, with corroded silver mounting consisting of a flat band with simplified ducks’ bills holding the pin. The sealing surface is carved in intaglio, with an open-mouthed lion-griffin walking right” (Dusinberre). Total he...

  • Faience hawk
    Faience hawk

    LATW Cat. 138

    Jewelry and Ornaments

    Faience

    Ca. mid-sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Egyptianizing faience hawk pendant. Hawk sits frontally, with feet and tip of tail on flat rectangular base. Modelling on legs, tail, wings, eyes, and talons. Small ring protrudes from the back. Glazed, color eroded and burned; completely preserved; ...

  • Lydion
    Lydion

    LATW Cat. 145

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. 575-540 BC? (Lydian)

    Intact, except for nicks of rim. Form somewhat uneven (small depressions in body surface, undulant rim). Clay pale gray-brown, micaceous. Decoration in dark sepia-brown and, apparently, cream slips. Over rim, inside and outside of neck, lower body, a...

  • Gold melon bead
    Gold melon bead

    LATW Cat. 153

    Jewelry and Ornaments

    Gold

    Ca. 575-540 BC (Lydian)

    Spherical form perforated with central hole. Outer surface articulated with curving, melon-like segments, which terminate at the hole mouths. Granulation in single rows between segments and in double rings around hole mouths. Height 0.0095 m, weight ...

  • Silver oinochoe with kouros handle
    Silver oinochoe with kouros handle

    LATW Cat. 162

    Metalwork

    Silver

    Late sixth or early fifth century BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    “The oinochoe has a trefoil mouth, a cylindrical neck, and an ovoid body narrowing towards a flared foot. Around the rim is a chased kymation. The shoulder is decorated with engraved tongues, a pinprick within the curve of each. Around the foot is a ...

  • Silver strainer
    Silver strainer

    LATW Cat. 166

    Metalwork

    Silver

    Late sixth or early fifth century BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    The strainer has a hemispherical bowl and a broad concave rim. The handle projects at a slight angle. Below a plain zone, the bowl is perforated in a swirling pattern; 21 perforated arcs, curving counterclockwise, radiate from the center on the floor...

  • Silver and gold phiale with Persian king/hero
    Silver and gold phiale with Persian king/hero

    LATW Cat. 167

    Metalwork

    Silver

    Late sixth or early fifth century BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    The shallow bowl has an offset rim, and an extremely shallow omphalos with a centering mark on the underside. The bowl itself is silver, the gold decoration was made separately and applied. The ten tear-shaped lobes are hollow, slotted into grooves o...

  • Electrum Third-Stater
    Electrum Third-Stater

    LATW Cat. 17

    Coin

    Electrum

    Ca. 630-560 BC (Lydian)

    Electrum third-stater. Obverse: roaring lion head, facing right, with “hairy nose wart.” Reverse: two incuse punches. Good condition. Weight 4.75 g, diameter 12 mm.

  • Silver side-spouted dish with Phrygian inscription
    Silver side-spouted dish with Phrygian inscription

    LATW Cat. 172

    Metalwork, Inscription

    Silver

    Second half of sixth or early fifth century BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    Small single-handled silver dish with a side spout (now missing). Low foot, carinated body, horizontally everted lip. Loop handle ending in ducks’ heads attached to body under lip. At point 90° to handle, perforated opening in wall, which originally ...

  • Necklace with acorn pendants, from Toptepe
    Necklace with acorn pendants, from Toptepe

    LATW Cat. 175

    Metalwork, Jewelry and Ornaments

    Gold, Stone, Glass

    Late sixth or early fifth century BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    The necklace is composed of twenty floral beads and eighteen plain beads with acorn pendents. Each floral bead is decorated with two six-petal rosettes that radiate from perforations at opposite ends of the bead and make contact at the petal tips. Th...

  • Electrum Third-Stater
    Electrum Third-Stater

    LATW Cat. 18

    Coin

    Electrum

    Ca. 630-560 BC (Lydian)

    Electrum third-stater. Obverse: roaring lion head, facing right, with “hairy nose wart.” Reverse: two incuse punches. Good condition. Weight 4.75 g, diameter 11 x 13 mm.

  • Gold appliqué - 4 bow coils
    Gold appliqué - 4 bow coils

    LATW Cat. 183

    Metalwork, Jewelry and Ornaments

    Gold

    Late sixth or early fifth century BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    The ornament has a cruciform shape, and comprises four bow-coils formed from beaded wire, set back to back against a central circle of beaded wire. The coils and central circle enclose convex fillings, and are soldered to a backing sheet cut to the s...

  • Achaemenid bowl
    Achaemenid bowl

    LATW Cat. 189

    Metalwork

    Silver

    Probably early fifth century BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    Silver Achaemenid bowl, with flaring offset lip, shallow body, no omphalos. Lower body finely decorated with pointed flutes; shoulder decorated with pendant tongues. Rosette decoration in center. Height 0.053 m, diameter 0.125 m.

  • Silver kyathos
    Silver kyathos

    LATW Cat. 191

    Metalwork

    Silver

    Probably early fifth century BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    Silver ladle (kyathos), with shallow bowl, long handle terminating in a loop that ends in a calf’s head.