It is generally assumed that this statue was set up when the cities of Coele Syria renewed their allegiance to the Egyptian king after his victory in the Battle of Raphia ( see Polyb_5.86 ). A similar inscription, dedicated by the hipparch Dorymenes, has been found near Tyre ( SEG_7.326 - Greek text ).
This statue of the great king Ptolemaios the god Philopator, the son of king Ptolemaios and queen Berenike the gods Euergetai, and the grandson of king Ptolemaios the god Philadelphos, [was dedicated] by Anaxikles . . ., the priest of the king.
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