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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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  • Pale Green Glazed fine sgraffito dish
    Pale Green Glazed fine sgraffito dish

    LATW Cat. 227

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Twelfth to thirteenth centuries AD (Byzantine)

    Fragmentary bowl. Interior, cream glaze with green-brown sgraffito decoration. A central disk features a cross with arms each terminating in a lily, and with intervals filled with fleurs-de-lis pointing inward and spaces filled with dark brown. At th...

  • Dark glaze sgraffito bowl
    Dark glaze sgraffito bowl

    LATW Cat. 230

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Probably fourteenth or fifteenth century AD (Islamic)

    Largely complete high-footed small bowl. Earthenware darkened from reducing atmosphere in kiln or accidental burning. Slip now dark grey. Inside, incised patterns: from center, a six-armed cross with double half rosettes between arms, all inscribed w...

  • Electrum Third-Stater
    Electrum Third-Stater

    LATW Cat. 25

    Coin

    Electrum

    Ca. 630-560 BC (Lydian)

    Electrum coin, of one-third stater weight. Obverse: roaring lion head facing right. Reverse: two incuse punches. Weight: 4.71 g.

  • Gold Croeseid Twelfth-Stater
    Gold Croeseid Twelfth-Stater

    LATW Cat. 27

    Coin

    Gold

    Second quarter of sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Gold croeseid twelfth-stater. Obverse: confronted foreparts of lion and bull. Reverse: single incuse punch. Weight 0.88 g, diameter 7.2 mm.

  • Copper (Alloy?) Dagger
    Copper (Alloy?) Dagger

    LATW Cat. 4

    Metalwork

    Copper, Bronze/Copper Alloy

    Ca. 2500-2000 BC (Early Bronze Age)

    Copper or copper alloy. Lozenge-shaped blade with rounded, perforated butt end and sharply tapered point. Widest part of blade nearest butt. Flattened lozenge-shaped section.

  • Ritual Dinner Jug
    Ritual Dinner Jug

    LATW Cat. 42

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. 575-525 BC (Lydian)

    Intact. Clay reddish-tan, micaceous. Inside around rim and outside, highly micaceous yellowish slip.

  • Ivory Head
    Ivory Head

    LATW Cat. 52

    Bone and Ivory, Sculpture

    Ivory

    Sixth century BC (Lydian)

    “Above the forehead and back of the head are flat surfaces…On each cheek is a horizontal crescent-shaped depression, and below the lower lip is still another depression.…The ears are large and fully modeled. Attached to each is a large circular ear-r...

  • Architectural terracotta: head of a bearded man
    Architectural terracotta: head of a bearded man

    LATW Cat. 56

    Architectural Terracotta

    Terracotta

    Middle of the sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Terracotta fragment of a sima or geison, molded and painted with cream, dark sepia, and red-brown slips, showing head and shoulders of a bearded man, facing right. Background, flesh parts, and perhaps entire form are covered with cream slip, and over...

  • Iron grater
    Iron grater

    LATW Cat. 68

    Metalwork

    Iron

    Before mid-sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Iron. Rectangular sheet reinforced along the long sides by two narrow strips, one of which has slipped out of position and lies diagonally across the sheet. (The method of attachment has not been identified.) The main sheet was perforated with many s...

  • Column krater
    Column krater

    LATW Cat. 73

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. mid-sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Ceramic column krater. Small flaring ring foot. Ovoid body with wide mouth, low flaring neck, horizontally everted rim. Two vertical loop handles from shoulder to rim, protruding just above rim. Body wall very thin at bottom, thickening at top. Red a...

  • Streaky-glaze skyphos with reserve band
    Streaky-glaze skyphos with reserve band

    LATW Cat. 77

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. mid-sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Ceramic skyphos. Thin-walled conical foot, swelling body turning in slightly to plain rim. Two slightly upturned horizontal handles. Interior and exterior painted with slightly matte streaky-glaze, leaving an unpainted zone at the handles. Sets of th...

  • Streaky-glaze skyphos with reserve band
    Streaky-glaze skyphos with reserve band

    LATW Cat. 79

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. mid-sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Ceramic skyphos with white bands. Conical foot, gently curving body turning in slightly at top; plain rim. Two horizontal loop handles. Exterior and interior painted with thick glossy slip, with distinct stacking line. No reserved band at handle zone...

  • Small streaky-glaze skyphos
    Small streaky-glaze skyphos

    LATW Cat. 80

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. mid-sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Tiny black ceramic skyphos. Conical foot, gently curving body turning in slightly at top; plain rim. Two horizontal loop handles. Black slightly streaky glaze on interior and exterior, including handle zone. White bands just below rim interior and ex...

  • Copper (Alloy?) Dagger
    Copper (Alloy?) Dagger

    LATW Cat. 9

    Metalwork

    Copper, Bronze/Copper Alloy

    Ca. 2500–2000 BC (Early Bronze Age)

    Copper or copper alloy. Long, lozenge-shaped blade with rounded butt end with no rivet hole and tapered point. Widest part of blade nearest haft.

  • Lebes with lions and other creatures
    Lebes with lions and other creatures

    LATW Cat. 90

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    600-570 BC (Lydian)

    Pottery broken, mended, and partly restored. Exterior covered with cream slip over which decoration in reddish and dark brown-grey slip as follows: on rim, pattern band of alternating circles and dots and criss-crosses and dots, separated by pairs of...

  • Skyphos with orientalizing decoration, confronted sphinxes
    Skyphos with orientalizing decoration, confronted sphinxes

    LATW Cat. 91

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. 575-550 BC (Lydian)

    More than of the vessel, including most of body and all of foot and handles, restored (by J.-F. de Lapérouse). Cream slip over which decoration in dark sepia/yellow brown slip, and white slip. Exterior decoration: handle zone (only one side partial...

  • Oinochoe
    Oinochoe

    LATW Cat. 94

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. 600-570 BC (Lydian)

    Large ceramic oinochoe. Ovoid body, relatively narrow neck with flaring trefoil rim. Wide streaky-glaze band over mid and lower body; exterior of neck and handle streaky-glazed. Four pendant hooks on shoulder, consisting of 11 concentric black bands,...

  • Lydion
    Lydion

    LATW Cat. 96

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. mid-sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Horizontally ridged lydion, with conical foot, globular body, wide flaring neck, horizontally everted rim. Painted with slightly streaky slip; burned, and original color uncertain. Intact. Height 0.074 m, diameter 0.061 m.

  • Lower Part of Small Archaic Kore
    Lower Part of Small Archaic Kore

    R2 Cat. 5

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    580-570 BC (Lydian)

    Five near-vertical, straight chiseled folds flank either side of two wide ribbons which fall vertically from the belt. Preserved at the top right and left are bits of double-folded overhang from a himation. In addition to the overhang, there are thre...

  • Relief of Frontal Standing Draped Female Figure
    Relief of Frontal Standing Draped Female Figure

    R2 Cat. 9

    Sculpture

    Limestone, Stone

    520-500 BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    The figure is carved into the flat broad surface of a rectangular limestone block which is plain on the sides and back. The background was treated with claw chisel, then smoothed. She stands with her small short feet parallel and slightly apart, arms...

  • Shoulder of Colossal Draped Figure
    Shoulder of Colossal Draped Figure

    R2 Cat. 13

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    5th C. BC? (Late Lydian (Persian)?)

    Possibly the right side of a colossal statue or relief. The fragment has a fold falling across the shoulder, another going across the back, and long shallow vertical folds falling down the back. It is at least one and a half times life size.

    Because o...

  • Back of a Male Head
    Back of a Male Head

    R2 Cat. 15

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    480-460 BC? (Late Lydian (Persian)?)

    A regular pattern of tight curls goes down to the nape of the neck which has fine light chisel work and finish. The back of the head is rounded in profile. It is probably a late archaic or early classical original. B.S. Ridgway has suggested (orally)...

  • Double-Sided Relief with Archaic Lion Sejant
    Double-Sided Relief with Archaic Lion Sejant

    R2 Cat. 23

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    ca. 580-560 BC (Lydian)

    The lion is conceived as one, not two beasts; he has only one tail. Frontally viewed, the two legs are separated by “background,” ca. 0.06 W., thicker (0.075) below the belly. The lion has a broad mane of plastically rendered, overlapping curls which...

  • Lion Couchant
    Lion Couchant

    R2 Cat. 26

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    600-570 BC (Lydian)

    The recumbent lion lies on a plinth which projects slightly beyond the sides of the animal and is square in front and oval behind. Both pairs of the lion’s feet point forward, and its large flat-topped head is held level. The mouth is open in a roar ...

  • Lion’s Paw
    Lion’s Paw

    R2 Cat. 37

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    Late 6th or 5th C. BC (Lydian)

    The piece has an interesting stylization of the upper parts of the lion’s claws as a flat band and a similarly ornamental flat band at the back of the leg. The paw is well modeled with high rounded forms of toes. No rough drill was used. It is not a ...