The identity of the Egyptian god Premarres, who is mentioned in this inscription, is discussed by H.M.Jackson, "A New Proposal for the Origin of the Hermetic God Poimandres", pp. 99-101 ( PDF ). He notes that there is another inscription, from the same place and the same year, that mentions 'the great god Pramarres' ( IFayoum_1.6 - Greek text). Isis Sononais (or Snonais) was a cult of the goddess Isis in the Faiyum; see for instance THI_4.
On behalf of queen Kleopatra, goddess Euergetis, and king Ptolemaios also called Alexandros, god Philometor; Dionysios son of Demetrios and his wife Thasēs daughter of Philon and their children dedicated the straight road leading from the course of Premarres to Nabla and the bridges, constructed for ease of travel to both the temples, along with the expense and the altar, to Isis Sononais, great goddess, and to Harpokrates and Premarres, gods Eucharistoi; in the 13th year which is also the 10th year, on the 23rd day of Epeiph.
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