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Ptolemaic inscription

20 November 2023

Limestone, 221-204 BC
Acc #: 164.78, James Logie Memorial Collection
Presented in honour of Miss M. K. Steven by Friends and Former Students


Believed to be from Leontopolis (Tell el-Moqdam), in the Nile Delta, this inscription records a dedication to Ptolemy IV Philpator and Arsinoe III of some buildings, perhaps an agricultural complex on sacred land. The inscription reads:

To the King Ptolemy and Queen Arsinoe,
divine lovers of their father,
the building (pyrgos) and its appurtenances (ta sunkuronta)
(are dedicated by) Horus son of Pharous, the priest.

Ptolemaic inscription
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