Pedubast III in hieroglyphs

The fifth pharaoh of the Unplaced kings, a.k.a. Petubastis IV

A native pharaoh, probably from the old royal Saite line, who attempted to seize power from the Persian invaders around 520 BC. Excavations in 2015 at the Dakhla Oasis suggest that Petubastis may have had his royal residence there, far from the Nile valley which was under Persian control

Precedessor
Peftjauawybast

Successor
Psamtik IV

Reign of Pedubast III

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

Horus Sementawy  The Dual King Seheru ib Ra  Son of Ra Pa di bastet

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
Sementawy
smn-tꜤwy
He who controls the Two Lands
s-mn:n-U32-N17:N17:N21*N21
Gateway block from the facade at Amheida

Throne name

Prenomen or throne name

Announced at the coronation and always written in a cartouche. The “official” name of the pharaoh. Also known as the Prenomen.

Throne name
Seheru ib Ra
shrw-ib-rꜤ
N5-z:O4-r:ib
Yoyotte, Pétoubastis III, Revue d'Egyptologie 24 (1972): 216-223, pl. 19
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 222-223, a:T1

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

Personal name given at birth. Also known as the Nomen .

Birth name
Pa di bastet
pꜢ-di-bꜢstt
The gift from Bastet
G40-X8-W1-(t:t)
Yoyotte, Pétoubastis III, Revue d'Egyptologie 24 (1972): 216-223, pl. 19
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 222-223, a:E
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