Shoshenq V in hieroglyphs

The tenth pharaoh of the Twenty-second Dynasty, a.k.a. Sheshonq V, Sheshonk V

Precedessor
Pami

Successor
Pedubast II

Reign of Shoshenq V
778–740
Dodson780–743

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

Horus User pehty  The Dual King Aa kheper Ra  Son of Ra Shoshenq

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
User pehty
wsr-pḥti
Strong of might
wsr-s-F9:F9
Daressy, Trois steles de la Periode Bubastite, ASAE 15 (1915): 144
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 9:H

Nebty name

Two ladies hieroglyphs

The “Two Ladies”, the goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Nebty name
User pehty
wsr-pḥti
Strong of might
wsr-F9:F9
Daressy, Trois steles de la Periode Bubastite, ASAE 15 (1915): 144
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 9:N

Golden Horus name

Golden Horus name

Horus perched on Gold, which was associated with eternity, but its meaning is disputed.

Golden Horus name
User pehty
wsr-pḥti
Strong of might
wsr-F9:F9
Daressy, Trois steles de la Periode Bubastite, ASAE 15 (1915): 144
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 9:G

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
Aa kheper Ra
ꜤꜢ-ḫpr-rꜤ
The great one is a manifestation of Ra
ra-O29V-xpr
Mariette, Monuments, plate LXX
Daressy, Trois steles de la Periode Bubastite, ASAE 15 (1915): 144
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 9:T1
Throne name variant
Aa kheper Ra
ꜤꜢ-ḫpr-rꜤ
The great one is a manifestation of Ra
ra:aA-xpr
Peet, A stela of the reigh of Sheshonk IV, JEA 6 (1920): 56-57, pl. 7
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 9:T2
Throne name variant
Aa kheper Ra
ꜤꜢ-ḫpr-rꜤ
The great one is a manifestation of Ra
ra-xpr-O29v
Posener, Malinine, Vercoutter, Catalogue des steles du Serapeum de Memphis (1968), no. 31
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 9:T3
Throne name variant
Aa kheperu Ra
ꜤꜢ-ḫprw-rꜤ
The great one is a manifestation of Ra
xpr-aA:Z2
Posener, Malinine, Vercoutter, Catalogue des steles du Serapeum de Memphis (1968), no. 26
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 9:T4
Throne name variant
Aa kheperu Ra, setep en Ra
ꜤꜢ-ḫprw-rꜤ stp.n-rꜤ
The great one is a manifestation of Ra, chosen by Ra
ra-O29v-xpr-stp&n&ra
Kitchen, Two Donation Stelae in The Brooklyn Museum, JARCE 8 (1969): 64
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 9:T5
Throne name variant
Aa kheperu Ra, setep en Ra
ꜤꜢ-ḫprw-rꜤ stp.n-rꜤ
The great one is a manifestation of Ra, chosen by Ra
ra:aA-xpr-C2-stp&n&ra
Montet, Le Lac Sacre de Tanis (1966), pl. 13
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 9:T6

Birth names

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Shoshenq
ššnḳ
M8A-M8A-nw:q
Daressy, Trois steles de la Periode Bubastite, ASAE 15 (1915): 144
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 9:E1
Birth name variant
Shoshenq
šš(n)ḳ
M8A-M8A-q
Posener, Malinine, Vercoutter, Catalogue des steles du Serapeum de Memphis (1968), no. 31
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 9:E2
Birth name variant
Shoshenq mery Amun netjer heqa Iunu
ššnḳ mri-imn nṯr-ḥḳꜢ-iwnw
Shoshenq, beloved of Amun, divine ruler of Heliopolis
i-mn:n:N36-M8A-M8A-n:q*H8-W2-nTr-HqA-R19
Kitchen, Two Donation Stelae in The Brooklyn Museum, JARCE 8 (1969): 64
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 9:E3

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 19 (1913): 373–375
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 190–191
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 151
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