Claudius in hieroglyphs

The fourth pharaoh of the Roman Emperors, a.k.a. Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus

Precedessor
Caligula

Successor
Nero

Reign of Claudius
41–54

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name

Horus name

The oldest form of the name of a pharaoh, a falcon representing Horus is perched on the palace facade.

Horus name
Ka nakht djed iakh shu (em) Akhet
kꜢ-nḫt ḏd-iꜢḫ-šw-(m)-Ꜣḫt
The strong bull of the stable moon on the horizon?
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Petrie, Athribis, plate XXIV
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 254-255, 4:H1

Kaisaros

The Greek title Kaisaros is the equivalent of the Latin title Caesar.
It was always written in a cartouche.

Kaisaros
Tiberios Klaudios
tibrws krwdis?
Tiberius Claudius
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Lepsius, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien, Text II, 199
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 254-255, 4:E1

Autokrator

The Greek epithet Autokrator is the equivalent of the Latin epithet Imperator (Commander).
It was always written in the cartouche.

Autokrator
Autokrator heqa heqau mery Aset Ptah
Ꜣwtkrtr ḥḳꜢ-ḥḳꜢw mri-Ꜣst-ptḥ
Emperor and ruler of rulers, beloved of Isis and Ptah
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Lepsius, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien, Text II, 240
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 254-255, 4:T1

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 21 (1917): 47–62
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 254–255
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