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Artefact ID777
TM IDTM 34379
Findspot (DEChriM ID)1   (Dūš)
Writing mediumOstracon
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageGreek, Coptic

O.Douch I 44 descr.: unedited Coptic letter.
Address in Greek: Soterichos son of Theodoros writes to his lord father Parsanis, pre(  ): either praepositus or priest.

Body of the letter in Coptic (unedited).

Selection criteriaChristian onomastics, Coptic language
Date from350
Date to399
Dating criteria

Palaeography, content and dossier connections, archaeological context (O.Douch I, p. ix-x; O.Waqfa, p. 15; O.Douch V, p. vi).

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Temple, specific location unknown

Accession number

Cairo, Coptic Museum; Dūš, excavations IFAO 1976 inv. 75


Editio princeps
• Cuvigny, Hélène and Guy Wagner. 1986. Les ostraca grecs de Douch, vol. I. Documents de Fouilles 24/1. Cairo: Ifao, no. 44 descr.

Additional bibliography
• 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.
• 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.

Valérie Schram, 2021
Suggested citation
Valérie Schram, 2021, "Artefact ID 777", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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