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16. Forthcoming publicahad been the water commissioner in Athens he himself tion by L. Robert. had had this m a d e and had dedicated it from the fines The inscription suggests the donation or restoration of he extracted when he caught individuals stealing and a room or building with gilded ceiling. draining off the water. Whether he was n o w irritated at the capture of the statue or whether he wished to show the Athenians h o w m u c h respect and influence he had COPPER AND BRONZE in the king's affairs, he spoke to the satrap of Lydia asking him to send the statue back to Athens.
See Chap. v. "Lakedaimon"; Broughton, 826. 72. Broughton, 827. 73. See Chap. 18-39, ed. O. Seeck (Berlin 1876) 32, ca. D. 400; Sardis M 4 (1976) 7-8, 14-15, Foreign or Imported Metalwork at Sardis In addition to local metal production, both literary and archaeological evidence reveal the presence at Sardis of imported metalwork. This material came to Sardis not only through trade, but also through invasion and war. 77. See Chap. II, Source 65; Sardis M 4 (1976) 106 no. 2. 78. See Chap. II, Source 66; BASOR 229, 61-64; 233, 4-8; "Roman T o m b in Sardis," Archaeology 30 (1977) 56; Mellink, 106 no.
40. Archilochos writes as a contemporary of Gyges, and his lines s h o w that the fame of Lydian gold was already great. 23. 98 2nd C. C. " H e also had made of refined gold a statue of a lion, ten talents in weight. " Transl. J. G. Pedley. Publ. in part in Sardis M 2 (1972) no. 99; Sardis R 2 (1978) 30 no. 6. For a possible restoration of the lion on its base of gold bricks or ingots see Elderkin, 1-8, fig. 1. C. " O n Lydian methods of refining The implication of this is that Lydian gold was already gold from base metals and separating it from silver see being refined at the time of Gyges.
Metalwork From Sardis by Jane C. Waldbaum