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11. 37 2nd-3rd C. A . D . 15. 64 ' "There are two tales narrated in Sardis, one that the Pactolus at one time carried d o w n gold dust to Croesus, "The Lydians of old were extremely rich with a ple and the other that the trees are older than the land. supply of gold—as much as the Pactolus just by the Apollonius said that the former story was trustworthy Hermus used to supply—became keen even to weave as being plausible enough, since at one time there had gold into their garments. " d o w n into the Pactolus, sweeping it away.

T h efirsttwo, of the "aucissa" type, are from upper levels offillin H o B ; the third belongs to 83. Parallels for objects noted in this discussion are cited in the catalogue. n. 8. For small finds other than metal see forthcoming study by R. S. 84. BASOR 199, 18, 21 fig. 11. Thomas; for literary sources see Sardis M 2 (1972) nos. 49-52 59 60 85. O n (Cimmerians and Scythians at Sardis see BASOR 211, 65, 292, 293, 295. ' ' ' 33-34 n. 28; Mitten, 44; Sardis Rl (1975) 6; BASOR 170, 6; 162, 12 86.

To similar quo 5th C. D. " "Those w h o inhabited fertile Sardis, nurse of riches, of equal age with the dawn itself; those that dwelt in the country of Bacchus rich in grapes, where vineclad Dionysos cup in hand first mixed it full of wine for Transl. J. G. Pedley. Mother Rheia, and called the city Kerassai; those that held the mountain peaks of Oanos, and the river Hermus 10. 31 and watery Metallon, where the yellow wealth of the lst-2nd C. A . D . " "Just as, I think, they say that in days gone by the Pactolus flowed through the middle of Sardis and Transl.

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