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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); Judith Schaeffer, Nancy Hirschland Ramage, and Crawford H. Greenewalt, jr., Sardis M10: Corinthian, Attic, and Lakonian Pottery; Jane Evans, Sardis M13: Coins from the Excavations at Sardis: Their Archaeological and Economic Contexts; Georg Petzl, Sardis M14: Greek and Latin Inscriptions, Part II: Finds from 1958 to 2017; G.M.A. Hanfmann ve N.H. Ramage, Sardis R2: Sculpture from Sardis: The Finds through 1975; and A. Ramage, N.H. Ramage, ve Gül Gürtekin-Demir, Sardis R8: Ordinary Lydians at Home: The Lydian Trenches of the House of Bronzes and Pactolus Cliff at Sardis. In coming years we intend to add objects from other Sardis Reports and Monographs.

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  • Boat-shaped earring from Ephesus
    Boat-shaped earring from Ephesus

    LATW Cat. 144

    Jewelry and Ornaments

    Gold

    (Lydian)

    Gold boat-shaped earring, with swelling crescent body, wire on one end to pass through pierced ear. Width 1.25 cm, height 1.4 cm, weight 2.6 g.

  • 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...

  • Lydion
    Lydion

    LATW Cat. 146

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. 575-540 BC? (Lydian)

    Intact except for nicks off rim, flakes off body. Body horizontally fluted/faceted. Surface, especially body and rim, somewhat worn. Clay orange-tan, micaceous. Decoration in thin brown slip; on rim and inside of neck, streakily applied; on body, eit...

  • Skyphos with orientalizing decoration
    Skyphos with orientalizing decoration

    LATW Cat. 147

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. 575-540 BC (Lydian)

    Broken and mended. Foot restored. Outside, cream slip over which decoration in dark slip as follows: handle zone, animal frieze (A, two confronted fish; B, three birds to right) with dot and circle filling ornament; below, two registers of voided ray...

  • Skyphos with orientalizing decoration
    Skyphos with orientalizing decoration

    LATW Cat. 148

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. 575-540 BC (Lydian)

    Broken and mended. Foot restored. Decoration like No. 147. Height of bowl 0.122 m, diameter of mouth 0.145 m.

  • Bowl with spool-shaped attachments and marbled decoration
    Bowl with spool-shaped attachments and marbled decoration

    LATW Cat. 149

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. 575-540 BC (Lydian)

    Broken and mended. Outside plastic features include a pair of perforated spool handles, eight vertical lugs (four on either side between handles), narrow band connecting handles and lugs at their mid-point. Height (not including handles) 0.065 m, dia...

  • Terracotta Bellows Nozzle
    Terracotta Bellows Nozzle

    LATW Cat. 15

    Miscellaneous

    Terracotta

    First half of 6th c BC (Lydian)

    Terracotta nozzle of coarse clay. “Four joining pieces forming complete squarish outer and round inner section of a flat-faced tapering nozzle. Intense heating has melted away some of the tip, which is grossly misshapen with bits of vitrification adh...

  • Rosette bowl
    Rosette bowl

    LATW Cat. 150

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. 575-540 BC (Lydian)

    Broken and mended. One handle and rim parts missing. Outside, dark slip over rim, at bottom of bowl, and on foot, and for decoration as follows: in handle zone central dot rosette flanked by stripes; below handle zone, broad band. Inside, dark slip o...

  • Band cup
    Band cup

    LATW Cat. 151

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. 575-540 BC (Lydian)

    Broken and mended. Foot restored. Outside, dark slip on handles and body except for reserve bands as follows: narrow at base of lip, broad in handle zone, narrow on lower body. Inside, dark slip except for narrow reserve band below rim. Height of bow...

  • Onyx pendant on gold wire
    Onyx pendant on gold wire

    LATW Cat. 152

    Jewelry and Ornaments

    Gold, Stone

    Ca. 575-540 BC (Lydian)

    Barrel-shaped bead longitudinally perforated with central hole. Wire passes through perforation and around the outside, closely following the bead contour; and makes a small loop rising from the bead midway between the two ends. Length 0.028 m.

  • 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 pendant in form of hawk
    Silver pendant in form of hawk

    LATW Cat. 154

    Jewelry and Ornaments

    Silver

    Ca. 575-540 BC (Lydian)

    Surface corroded. Hawk standing on a rectangular plinth; on back, suspension ring. Height 0.03 m.

  • Silver trefoil-mouthed oinochoe
    Silver trefoil-mouthed oinochoe

    LATW Cat. 155

    Metalwork

    Silver

    First half of 6th c BC (Lydian)

    The jug has a trefoil mouth, a broad cylindrical neck, a squat globular body and a ring foot. Around the base of the neck is a ridge, hammered from the inside. The handle, rising high above the level of the rim, is made from two plates of metal, the ...

  • Bronze trefoil-mouthed oinochoe
    Bronze trefoil-mouthed oinochoe

    LATW Cat. 156

    Metalwork

    Bronze/Copper Alloy

    First half of 6th c BC (Lydian)

    The jug has a trefoil mouth, cylindrical neck, squat spherical body and a flared foot. The jug proper is made in three parts: mouth, neck, and shoulder; body, and foot. The shoulder overlaps and is soldered to the upper curve of the body; the foot is...

  • Silver omphalos bowl
    Silver omphalos bowl

    LATW Cat. 157

    Metalwork

    Silver

    First half of 6th c BC (Lydian)

    The shallow bowl has a straight rim, thickened at the edge, and a large hemispherical omphalos with a centering mark on the underside. On the inner wall are eight evenly spaced horizontal ribs from the omphalos to just below the rim. The outer wall i...

  • Bronze bowl with rim bands and swivelling ring handles
    Bronze bowl with rim bands and swivelling ring handles

    LATW Cat. 158

    Metalwork

    Bronze/Copper Alloy

    First half of 6th c BC (Lydian)

    “The broad shallow bowl has a slightly thickened rim and flat bottom. At opposite sides of the bowl are two three-quarter bolsters with finely ridged ends and central molding, attached below the rim by two rivets from inside. The attenuated ends of a...

  • Two bronze handles from a wooden bowl
    Two bronze handles from a wooden bowl

    LATW Cat. 159

    Metalwork

    Bronze/Copper Alloy

    First half of 6th c BC (Lydian)

    This pair of swivel ring handles is similar to those on the bowl with rim bands, no. 226 (No. 158). These rings, however, are larger, and the ribbing is more definite, composed of relatively broad convex ribs alternating with pairs of fine ribs. The ...

  • Touchstone
    Touchstone

    LATW Cat. 16

    Miscellaneous

    Stone

    Ca. mid-6th c BC (Lydian)

    Bar of very fine black stone, rectangular in section, broken at one end, other end finished. Polished smooth surface, slightly convex. Preserved length 0.052 m, width 0.012 m; thickness 0.010 m.

  • Silver lid
    Silver lid

    LATW Cat. 160

    Metalwork

    Silver

    First half of 6th c BC (Lydian)

    The convex circular lid has a short horizontal rim, slightly upturned at the edge, and a swiveling ring handle. In the center of the lid is a rosette of 25 petals, encircled by a pine-cone decoration that extends in 11 increasingly larger rings as fa...

  • Silver alabastron
    Silver alabastron

    LATW Cat. 161

    Metalwork

    Silver

    First half of 6th c BC (Lydian)

    The body of the alabastron is divided into alternately decorated and undecorated zones by six ornamental bands. The uppermost band contains evenly spaced circles with central dot, bordered below by a narrower band of hatching. The second band contain...

  • Silver oinochoe with kouros handle
    Silver oinochoe with kouros handle

    LATW Cat. 162

    Metalwork

    Silver

    Late 6th or early 5th c 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 oinochoe with lion’s head handle
    Silver oinochoe with lion’s head handle

    LATW Cat. 163

    Metalwork

    Silver

    Late 6th or early 5th c BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    The oinochoe has a trefoil mouth with grooved rim, a short neck, and an ovoid body, angling sharply at the wide shoulder and narrowing towards the flared foot. A rounded ridge decorated with engraved beading encircles the foot near the top, and the s...

  • Silver kyathos (ladle)
    Silver kyathos (ladle)

    LATW Cat. 164

    Metalwork

    Silver

    Late 6th or early 5th c BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    The shallow bowl is fairly flat at the bottom and is hammered in one piece with the hexagonal stem, to the top of which is soldered a loop. The top of the handle is elaborately ornamented, the loop mounted on a quatrefoil lotus above a profiled moldi...

  • Silver kyathos (ladle)
    Silver kyathos (ladle)

    LATW Cat. 165

    Metalwork

    Silver

    Late 6th or early 5th c BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    The shallow bowl has thick walls and is flat at the bottom. The stem, of round section, is formed in one with the bowl. Soldered to the top is a plain vertical ring, its orientation the same as that of the bowl (Özgen and Öztürk 1996). Height 0.198 m...

  • Silver strainer
    Silver strainer

    LATW Cat. 166

    Metalwork

    Silver

    Late 6th or early 5th c 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...