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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
GRA III 201 = IFayum III 205 = PHI 216121 = AGRW ID# 15317


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: January 22, 2020
ID number: 15317
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