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Dedication to the Deities Thriphis, Kolanthes, and Pan by a Synod (137 BCE) Ptolemais Hermiou - Upper Egypt

Ptolemais Hermiou (Upper Egypt, Egypt — Pleiades map), 137 BCE
GRA III 247 = SB III 6184 = G. Lefebvre, ASAE 13 (1914) 215-221 (photo in plate I) = PHI 222159 = AGRW ID# 15267
Copenhagen Inventory info: 155


Now in the Museum of Alexandria (inv. 21748; formerly in Cairo Museum, JE 44638). There are 28 named members of the synod (all are Greek names, and all but one state father's name). Thriphis is a rarely attested Egyptian goddess.

Year 33 (erased: 13). For king Ptolemy, queen Kleopatra his sister, and queen Kleopatra his wife, benefactor gods, and their children. Paniskos Lykophron of Berenikeus subdivision (deme)–chief of the bodyguards, cavalry leader (hipparchus) over the men, and supervisor (epimelētēs)–and the members of the synod (synoditai) whose names are below dedicated the temple (hieron) to Thriphis, Kolanthes, Pan, and the gods who share the sanctuary:

Asklepiades son of Ptolemaios, Zenodoros son of Hipponikos, Ammonios son of Pelaios, Hermias son of Hermaiskos, Apollonios son of Philon, Mithrobandakes son of Srousos, Theon son of Leonides, Didymos son of Apollonios, Hermias son of Lykos, Hermias son of Hermias, Eubios son of Boethos, Sarapion son of Dionysios, Ambadiskos son of Hieronymos, Sosibios son of Sosibios, Straton son of Dionysios, Lykos son of Paous, Lysimachos son of Papous, Hermon son of Ptolemaios, Hermophilos son of Achilleus, Ptolemaios son of Asklepiades, Areios, Eurytidas son of Nikon, Nikandros son of Ptolemaios, Abram son of Alosmathous, Hephaistion son of Sarapion, Ammonios son of Amonios, Phatres son of Pataios, Amonios son of Lykophron.

Translation by: Ascough and Harland

(ἔτους) <λ>γʹ {αγʹ}. | ὑπὲρ βασιλέως Πτολεμαίου καὶ βασιλίσσης | Κλεοπάτρας τῆς ἀδελφῆς καὶ βασιλίσσης | Κλεοπάτρας τῆς γυναικός, θεῶν Εὐεργετῶν, || καὶ τῶν τούτων τέκνων Πανίσκος Λυκόφρονος | Βερενικεὺς τῶν ἀρχισωματοφυλάκων καὶ ἱπ<π>άρχης | ἐπ’ ἀνδρῶν καὶ ἐπιμελητὴς κ<α>ὶ οἱ συνοδῖται, ὁ̑ν τὰ ὀνόματα | ὑπόκειται, Θρίπιδι, Κολάνθα<ι>, Πανί, θεοῖς συννάοις, τὸ ἱερόν. | Ἀσκληπιάδης Πτολεμαίου, || Ζηνόδωρος Ἱππονίκου, | Ἀμμώνιος Πελαίου, | Ἑρμίας Ἑρμαΐσκου, | Ἀπολλώνιος Φίλωνος,Μιθροβανδάκης Σρούσου, || Θέων Λεωνίδου, | Δίδυμος Ἀπολλωνίου, | Ἑρμίας Λύκου, | Ἑρμίας Ἑρμίου, | Εὔβιος Βοήθου, || Σαραπίων Διονυσίου, | Ἀμβαδίσκος Ἱερωνύμου, | Σωσίβιος Σωσιβίου, | Στράτων Διονυσίου, | Λύκος Παοῦτος, || Λυσίμαχος Παποῦτος, | Ἕρμων Πτολεμαίου, | Ἑρμόφιλος Ἀχιλλέως, | Πτολεμαῖος Ἀσκληπιάδου, | Ἄρειος, || Εὐρυτίδας Νίκωνος, | Νίκανδρος Πτολεμαίου, | Ἀβρὰμ Ἀλωσμαθοῦτος, | Ἡφαιστίων Σαραπίωνος, | Ἀμμώνιος Ἀμωνίου, || Φατρῆς Πατάϊος, | Ἀμώνιος Λυκόφρονος.

Item added: March 10, 2014
Item modified: May 31, 2021
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