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DASCU´SA

DASCU´SA (Δασκούσα, Ptol. 5.7.2, the common reading is Δασκούτα), a fortress in lesser Armenia, upon the river Euphrates, 75 M. P. from Zimara (Plin. Nat. 5.20), and 45 M.P. to the N. of Ciaca (Peut. Tab. comp. Anton. Itin.) It was garrisoned by the “Ala Aureliana” (Not. Imp. cxxvii.) and has been identified with the ferry and lead mines of Kebbán Ma'dén, the points where the Kará Su is joined by the Murád Cháï at about 270 miles from its source. (Ritter, Erdkunde, vol. x. pp. 800, 823, 831, 858; Journ. Geog. Soc. vol. vi. p. 203; Chesney, Exped. Euphrat. vol. i. p. 41, vol. 3.271.)

[E.B.J]

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