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OGIS: 131


A DEDICATION IN THE TEMPLE AT PSELCHIS

Greek text:   OGIS_131
Date:   136/5 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The temple at Pselchis / Dakka, south of Edfu, was dedicated to the Egyptian god Thoth; in Greek inscriptions he is often addressed as Hermes Pautnouphis. It is not clear why this inscription does not mention Kleopatra III "the wife", when other documents from 139 B.C. onwards regularly name both Kleopatra II and Kleopatra III; see G.Hölbl, "A History of the Ptolemaic Empire", page 195 ( Google Books ).


On behalf of king Ptolemaios [and queen Kleopatra the] sister, the gods Euergetai, [and their children, this was dedicated to the very great god Hermes] also called Paotpnouphis [and the gods that share the temple; in year] 35.

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