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Meeting Place of a Synod Devoted to Snonais (51 BCE) Soknopaiou Nesos - Fayum region


Soknopaiou Nesos (Fayum region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 51 BCE
IFayum III 205 = PHI 216121  = ID# 15317


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Slab of limestone (52.5 x 27.7 x 28 cm). ow in the Louvre Museum (inv. E27113).

This place of the synod (synodos) of Snonaïs (likely an epithet of Isis)–whose synagogue leader (synagogos) is Onnophris the chief administrator–was dedicated on behalf of Queen Kleopatra, goddess, Philopator (“father-loving”).  Year 1 on the 1st of Epiphi.

Translation by: Ascough



ὑπὲρ βασιλίσσης | Κλεοπάτρας θε|ᾶς Φιλοπάτωρ τό|πος Σνοναιτια||κῆς συνόδου | ὧν συναγογὸς | Ὀννῶφρις λεσώνης· | (ἔτους) αʹ, Ἐπὶφ αʹ.

Item added: March 10, 2014
Item modified: December 13, 2015
ID number: 15317
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