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Artefact ID744
TM IDTM 34337
Findspot (DEChriM ID)1   (Dūš)
Writing mediumOstracon
Text contentDocumentary

O.Douch I 1: Names of people listed by houses.

Including one Iohannes.

This document was interpreted as a ticket listing soldiers from the Nile Valley staying with local inhabitant in Kysis (metatum); but this interpretation was contested in Carrié 2004: 268-269. 

Selection criteriaChristian onomastics
Date from375
Date to425
Dating criteria

Palaeography, onomastics, monetary and metrological information, indictional dates and archaeological context, see Cuvigny and Wagner 1986: ix-x and Carrié 2004: 262-263. 

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

"Cour" (Cuvigny 1988: 85).

Accession number

Cairo, Coptic Museum; Dūš, excavations IFAO 1976 without inv. number.


Reference edition

• Cuvigny, Hélène and Guy Wagner. 1986. Les ostraca grecs de Douch, vol. I. Documents de Fouilles 24/1. Cairo: Ifao, no. 1.

Preliminary edition

• Gascou, Jean and Guy Wagner. 1978. "Les ostraca grecs de Douch", In "Douch - Rapport préliminaire de la campagne de fouilles 1976". BIFAO 78, 28-32.

Additional bibliography

• Carrié, Jean-Michel. 2004. "Portarenses (douaniers), soldats et annones dans les archives de Douch, Oasis Major". In Mélanges d'antiquité tardive : studiola in honorem Noël Duval, edited by C. Balmelle, P. Chevalier et G. Ripoll. Turnhout, 261-274.

• Cuvigny, Hélène. 1988. "O.Douch I : Addenda et corrigenda." In Les ostraca grecs de Douch, vol. II. edited by H. Cuvigny and G. Wagner. Cairo: Ifao, 85-88.

Valérie Schram, 2021
Suggested citation
Valérie Schram, 2021, "Artefact ID 744", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,