BHM | Greek text

Greek text: Potter 1991
Translation: Jake Nabel

1 ἔτους τοῦ
2 καθ᾽ Ἕλληνας
3 βξυ’ βασιλεὺς
4 βασιλέων Ἀρ-
5 σάκης Ὀλόγασος
6 υἱός Μιραδάτου βα-
7 {βα}σιλέως ἐπεστρα-
8 τεύσατο Μεσσήνῃ
9 κατὰ Μιραδάτου βασι-
10 λέως υἱοῦ Πακόρου τοῦ
11 προβασιλεύσαντος καὶ
12 τὸν Μιραδάτην βασιλέ-
13 α ἐγδιώξας τῆς Μεσήνης,
14 ἐγένετο ἐνκρατὴς ὅλης
15 τῆς Μεσήνης καὶ εἰκόνα
16 ταύτην χαλκῆν Ἡρακλέ-
17 ους θεοῦ, τὴν μετενεχθεῖ-
18 σαν ὑπ᾽ αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τῆς Μεσή-
19 νης, ἀνέθηκεν ἐν ἱερῷ τῷ-
20 δε θεοῦ Ἀπόλλωνος τοῦ
21 χαλκῆς πύλης προκα-
22 θημένου

Translation
1 In the year
2 according to the Greeks
3 462 [=151 CE], the King
4 of Kings Arsaces
5 Vologaeses,
6 son of Mithradates
7 the king, campaigned
8 in Mesene
9 against Mithradates the king,
10 son of Pacorus, the
11 previous king. And
12 having driven Mithradates
13 the king from Mesene,
14 he became master of
15 all Mesene; and this
16 bronze statue of Heracles
17 the god, which was brought
18 by him from Mesene,
19 he dedicated in the shrine
20 of the god Apollo who
21 sits near the bronze
22 gate.

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