Psamtik III in hieroglyphs

The seventh pharaoh of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, a.k.a. Psammecherites, Psammetichus III

Precedessor
Amasis

Successor
Cambyses II

Reign of Psamtik III
526–525
Dodson526–525

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

 The Dual King Ankh ka en Ra  Son of Ra Psemtek

Throne names

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
Ankh ka en Ra
Ꜥnḫ-kꜢ-n-rꜤ
The living one is the (very) ka of Ra
ra-anx-kA:n
Lepsius, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien, III, 275f+g
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 218-219, 6:T1
Throne name variant
Ankh ka Ra
Ꜥnḫ-kꜢ-rꜤ
The living one is the (very) ka of Ra
ra-anx-kA
Brugsch, Thesaurus inscriptionum Aegyptiacarum, IV, 637 (3-4)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 218-219, 6:T2

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Psemtek
psmtk
Psamtik
p-s-m-T:k
Lepsius, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien, III, 275f+g
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 218-219, 6:E

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTranscriptionReign
Africanus xxvi, 9 Ψαμμεχεριτης Psammecherites

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 20 (1915): 131–132
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 218–219
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 167
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