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[291] Dedication of a Statue by a Synod (68 BCE) Krokodilopolites - Fayum region

Krokodilopolites (Fayum region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 68 BCE
AGRW 291 = GRA III 200 = IFayum III 204 = SB I 4211 = PHI 216120 = AGRW ID# 2894
Copenhagen Inventory info: 66


Slab, poorly preserved, now in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek in Copenhaegen (AEIN 826)

On behalf of king Ptolemaios, Philopater (“Father-loving”) and Philadelphos (“Brother-loving”) god. This statue was dedicated to Isis Esenchebis, the great goddess, by the synod (synodos) of Esenchebis, whose synagogue-leader (synagōgos) is Helenos. They have dedicated the land to the north and south, from the enclosure that Helenos constructed to the walkway, and the land from the west to the east, from the assembly place to the temple.

Translation by: Kloppenborg

[ὑ]πὲρ βασιλέως Πτολεμαίου θεοῦ Φιλοπάτο̣|ρος καὶ Φιλαδέλφου Ἴσιδι Ἐσεγχήβει θεᾷ μεγάλῃ | οἱ ἐκ τῆς Ἐσεγχηβιακῆς συνόδου, ὧν συναγωγὸς | Ἕλενος, ὁ τό[π]ος νό(του) ἐπὶ βο(ρρᾶ), ἀφ’ οὗ οἰκο(δόμησεν) Ἕλενος περιβόλου ἕως || τοῦ δρό(μου), λι̣[β](ὸς) ἐ̣π̣’ ἀ̣[πη(λιώτην) ἀπὸ τ]οῦ κωμα(στηρίου) ἕως τοῦ ἱεροῦ. | (ἔτους) ιγʹ, Μεχ(εὶρ) κβʹ.

Item added: September 12, 2012
Item modified: May 26, 2021
ID number: 2894
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