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Artefact ID743
TM IDTM 34134
Findspot (DEChriM ID)1   (Dūš)
Writing mediumDipinto
Text contentSubliterary

I.Oasis p. 60 no. 2; SB XX 14844; SEG XXXVIII 1813: dipinto of the soldier Abraam

Dipinto painted in black. Height 5 cm.; width: 17 cm.; letters from 0,7 to 1 cm high.

Right under I.Oasis p. 59-60 no. 1 but in a different, smaller hand.

Four lines written by "Abraam, hermonthites soldier of the Oasis --- and the five of us --- pray for me". According to, Abraam was a soldier in the Legio II Valentiniana stationed in Hermonthis, part of a detachment sent to the Oasis Magna. Other soldiers from the same legio left their name in the area, like Psenesis in al-Baǧawāt (I.Oasis p. 68-69 no. 10) or Plenis, caballarius in Šams al-Dīn (I.Oasis p. 34, no. 40).

Selection criteriaChristian terms/formulas/concepts, Christian onomastics
Date from300
Date to399
Dating criteria

Archaeological and historic context, see Wagner 1987: 355-358.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Dūš, temple, courtyard I, inside the first pylon, East wall, South corner, at man's height.

Accession number

Dūš, in situ.


Editio princeps

• Wagner, Guy. 1987. Les oasis d'Égypte à l'époque grecque, romaine et byzantine d'après les documents grecs. Le Caire: Ifao, 60, no. 2.

Valérie Schram, 2021
Suggested citation
Valérie Schram, 2021, "Artefact ID 743", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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