- A settlement in Lydia
also known as
Sardis or Sardes was an ancient city at the location of modern Sart.
Sardis was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia, one of the important cities of the Persian Empire, the seat of a proconsul under the Roman Empire, and the metropolis of the province Lydia in later Roman and Byzantine times.
Following the invasions of the Seljuk Turks, the city entered a slow decline until it was captured and probably destroyed by the Turco-Mongol warlord Timur in 1402.
Modern location: Sart, Turkey
hero or king holding bow and dagger right
incuse square; crescent countermark
Ref: Carradice type IV (early) A
Great King right bearded and crowned kneeling-running, drawing bow, quiver at shoulder
Ref: Carradice type II: Carradice plate ...
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; griffin head in left field.
Ref: Price 2536; (Thompson) ADM I Serie...
Head of roaring lion facing right, sun directly above, another orb (star?) in the ear, and a third in the mouth
Two incuse punches
helmeted head of Athena facing
Nike holding wreath and palm walking left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY, (MΛ) within wreath
Ref: SC I 315; Newell, WSM 1369; SNG Cop...
laureate head of Apollo right
Tripod, anchor below BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY Σ/E left , (HPYΔ) right
Ref: Houghton-Lorber 525(1)b; Newel WSM ...
Laureate head of Apollo right
Elephant left; anchor up side down to the left BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY
Ref: Houghton-Lorber I 979, cf. SNG Spae...
Confronted foreparts of a lion and a bull
Two incuse square punches
c. 14-17 AD
Head of Germanicus right ΓEPMANIKOΣ // KAIΣAPEΩN
Head of Drusus right ΔPOYΣOΣ // ΣAPΔIANΩN
head of Dionysos left wearing ivy-wreath
kantharos; 8_3 (F_S in lydian alphabet)*
Ref: Vögtli, Pergamon 524; CNG E-248, lo...
laureate and draped bust of young Heracles right
Apollo standing left, holding branch and bird - all within wreath; ΣAPΔIANΩN / ΛYΓ / AΣ __ MHNO / PONHΣ
CAPΔIC, turreted and veiled head of Tyche right
CAΡΔIANΩN B NEΩKOΡΩN, cult statue of Kore facing, draped and wearing kalathos, between ear of grain and poppy
Ref: SNG von Aulock 3141; SNG München 50...