Eparchs of Nobadia

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This is a provisional list of eparchs of Nobadia, and does not claim to be complete. Nor does it list individuals specified as some other type of eparch; for a complete list of variants, see our page on Offices and Titles. Where not otherwise indicated, references are to unpublished texts from Qasr Ibrim by find-number.


  • …rikouda
Wall Painting, Abd el-Qadir (see image, right).
  • Akiri (?)
Gebel Adda inscription, Rostkowska 1982 ("Patronage of the Arts") 212, note 10, where for "akirimipn songoja" read "akiri migin songoja".
  • Anonymous
P.QI.4.98.
  • Anonymous
P.QI.4.102.
  • Anonymous
Abu Salih names a "Lord of the Mountain" living at Bausaka whose eyes were put out by George, son of Zacharias Israel.
  • -Ada]m(a)?
P.QI.4.87.
  • Adama
In office: 1180s-1200, among other undated texts. See e.g. P.QI inv. 72.10.31, P.QI 3 passim.
  • Aggelophorou
P.QI inv. 74.3.10.5 frag 4.
  • Asouwl
P.QI.4.101.
  • Darme
In office: 1155. See P.QI 3.30.
  • Gabrielkouda
In office: c. 1180s. P.QI 2.23, P.QI 3 passim.
  • Georgios
P.QI.4.100.
  • Gourresi
In office: 1280s. See P.QI.4.64, P.QI.4.65, Maqrizi.
  • Ioannes
Deceased 1006. I.Tib. 6 .
  • Ioannou
Grzegorz Ochała proposes reading this name as the address to P.QI.4.102. .
  • I(sra)êl
P.QI.4.112.
  • Iesou
Deceased 930. I.Khartoum Copt. 2.
  • I(eso)u?
Doubtfully read at P.QI inv. 84.1.31/30 side 2.
  • Iesou
Certainly read at P.QI inv. 78.2.12/50. See also 78.2.12/65 = NI 44.
  • Iesousinkouda (?)
Deceased October 1102, aged 36. Thus born circa 1066. I.Khartoum Greek 5.
  • Koudinpes
Qasr Ibrim Photos 76 V3 33 + 76 V3 38. Note also the king of the same name.
  • Mariank(oudda)
Unpublished Qasr el-Wizz letter 65.11.103, in preparation by Alexandros Tsakos.
  • Marianos
Millett 1967, 59 reports an eparch of Nobadia with this name in an Old Nubian letter excavated at Gebel Adda.
  • Mart(uro)koudda
See P.QI.4.67.
  • Masê
P.QI.4.107, P.QI.4.124.
  • Masi
P.QI 2.24.
  • Mêna
P.QI 2.22.
  • Megali
P.QI 2.21. Before Israel?
  • Nad() (?)
P.QI 3.48.
  • Petros
D. 798. See I.Khartoum Greek 23.
  • Philoxenos
Coptic stela from Serra East: Kush 11, 127.
  • Orounkouda
During the reign of Moses George; see the Dirr land sale protocol.
  • Ourouêl
P.QI.4.94.
  • Ourouwi
P.QI inv. 74.3.10 9 IV.
  • Qamar
Possibly in P.QI.4.70.
  • Tamsi
P.QI 3.46, Giovanni Ruffini personal photo AS134.
  • Teddêerrê
See P.QI.4.63.
  • Tilnngoko
P.QI.4.93.
  • Jawsar
Abu Salih describes an official wearing a turban, two horns and a bracelet living at Faras.
  • Joassê
Deceased September, 1161, at the age of 95. Therefore born circa 1066. See I.Khartoum Greek 8. Also a Choiak-Eikshi.