G. Mihailov read on l. 2-3 βασιλικόν and suggested that it should be interpreted as βασιλικόν (ταμεῖον), "imperial treasury" (fiscus), while A. Chaniotis (SEG 47, 1084) preferred to understand it as βασιλικόν (οἶκον). Actually, the stone clearly reads βασιλικοῖς as an epithet to θεοῖς, a reading utterly confirmed by the identical text on the tween inscription Telamon IV-1. Mihailov was seemingly misled by a diagonal scratch between the iota and the sigma which could create the illusion of a nu.
The name of θεοὶ βασιλικοί could possibly point to an eastern origin of the cult, but it is rather to be interpreted as connected with important local deities related to the imperial cult. The erection of two identical altars suggests that the deities were two. These were probably the main gods of Pautalia Asclepius and Hygia whose connection with the imperial cult is attested in other monuments as well.
According to G. Mihailov, the dedicant might have been identical with the organiser of gymnastic and horse contests Aristaenetus in IGBulg 2074.