The purpose of the donations in this inscription remains uncertain, because of the gaps in the text; for some suggestions, see A. Meadows, "Ptolemy VI, VIII, Cleopatra II, Cyprus and Argos: an Enigmatic Monetary Transaction of the 2nd century BC"
( academia.edu ). If we assume that the donations were made according the economic means of each city, then at any rate the inscription does enable us to rank the Cypriot cities by order of their prosperity in the 2nd century B.C.
[Col. I] [King] Ptolemy [and] king Ptolemy [his brother] and queen Kleopatra their sister . . . twenty fresh [mnaieia] . . . gold . . . gold . . .
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