BHM | Parthian text

Transliteration: Morano 1990, adapted
Transcription and translation: Jake Nabel
Due to display/formatting issues, I reproduce Morano’s text here without diacritical marks.

Transliteration

1 [ŠNT IIIC XX XX XX XX X]    
2 III [III II] ’[rš]k
3 wlgšy MLKYN M(L)K’
4 BRY mtrdt M(L)[K’ KT](Š)W
5 OL myšn BR’ mtrdt MLK’
6 BRY pkwr MLKYN MLK’ mtrdt
7 MLK’ MN TMH MRDPW / hmk
8 myšn ’HDW / ZNH ptkr
9 wrtrgn ’LH’ MH MN
10 myšn HYTt nybndy B
11 tyry bgny HQ’(Y)MW

Transcription

1 [sard IIIC XX XX XX XX X]  
2 III [III II] A[rš]ak
3 Walgaš šāhān šāh
4 puhr Mihrdāt šāh kōšt
5 ō Mēšān be Mihrdāt šāh
6 puhr Pakur šāhān šāh Mihrdāt
7 šāh až ōδ ānāft / hamā̆g
8 Mēšān grift / im patkar
9 Warhraγn baγ čē až
10 Mēšan ānīd niβand andar
11 Tīr baγin awestād

Translation
1 [In the year]  
2 [398] A[rsa]ces
3 Vologaeses, King of Kings,
4 son of King Mithradates, fought
5 in Mesene against King Mithradates,
6 son of Pacorus, King of Kings. King Mithradates
7 he [sc. Vologaeses] drove out from there. All
8 Mesene he took. This statue
9 of Verethragna the god which from
10 Mesene he removed, having had it inscribed, in
11 the temple of Tir he set up as an offering.

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