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Artefact ID817
TM IDTM 34479
Findspot (DEChriM ID)1   (Dūš)
Writing mediumOstracon
Text contentDocumentary

O.Douch II 144; SB XVI 12357: List of names

List of 5 persons residing in the house of Psenpnouthes: Paulos, Probinos, Papnouthes, Marson ad Sabinos – soldiers from the Valley staying with locals according to the editors (but Carrié 2004: 268-269).

A similar document is O.Douch I 1 (but different handwriting).

Selection criteriaChristian onomastics
Date from350
Date to399
Dating criteria

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

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Temple, 1re Cour, nord du contrefort 4.

Accession number

Cairo, Egyptian Museum, number unknown; Dūš, excavations IFAO 1978-1979 no. 250


Reference edition

• Cuvigny, Hélène and Guy Wagner. 1988. Les ostraca grecs de Douch, vol. II. Documents de Fouilles 24/2. Cairo: Ifao, no. 144 and pl. XI.

Editio princeps

• Gascou, Jean and Guy Wagner. 1980. "Douch : rapport préliminaire des campagnes de fouilles de l’hiver 1978/1979 et de l’automne 1979, Bulletin de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale 80, 344 no. 1.

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.

Valérie Schram, 2021
Suggested citation
Valérie Schram, 2021, "Artefact ID 817", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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