Amasis

Also known as: Ahmose II, Ahmose III Dynasty XXVI


Reign of Amasis
570–526
Manetho (Africanus)44 years
Manetho (Eusebius)42 years
Manetho (Jerome)42 years

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Amasis: Semen Maat
Semen Maat
smn-mꜢꜤt
The one who has established Maat
s-mn:n-U1-Aa11:t
Daressy, Stèle de l'an III d'Amasis, RecTrav 22 (1900): 2
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 274p
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 5:H1
Horus name variant A
Horus name (variant A) of Amasis: Semen Maat
Semen Maat
smn-mꜢꜤt
The one who has established Maat
s-mn:n-Aa11:t
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 274o
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 5:H2
Horus name variant B
Horus name (variant B) of Amasis: Semen Maat
Semen Maat
smn-mꜢꜤt
The one who has established Maat
s-mn:n-C10A
Offering table from Abydos
Petrie, Abydos, I, plate 69 (2)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 5:H3
Horus name variant C
Horus name (variant C) of Amasis: Semen Maat
Semen Maat
s-mn:n-nw:Z1-A1:t-H6
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 5:H4
Horus name variant D
Horus name (variant D) of Amasis: Semen Maat
Semen Maat
smn-mꜢꜤt
The one who has established Maat
s-mn:n:Aa11
First year donation stele of Amosis, Louvre C 298
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 5:H5
Nebty name
Nebty name of Amasis: Sa Neith seped tawy
Sa Neith seped tawy
zꜢ-nt spd-tꜢwy
The son of Neith, who has restored the Two Lands
zA&R24-M44-N17:N17
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 5:N1
Nebty name variant A
Nebty name (variant A) of Amasis: Sa Neith seped tawy
Sa Neith seped tawy
zꜢ-nt spd-tꜢwy
The son of Neith, who has restored the Two Lands
n:t-R24v-zA-s-q-b-N17:N17
Daressy, Stèle de l'an III d'Amasis, RecTrav 22 (1900): 2
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 5:N2
Nebty name variant B
Nebty name (variant B) of Amasis: Sa Neith seped tawy
Sa Neith seped tawy
zꜢ-nt spd-tꜢwy
The son of Neith, who has restored the Two Lands
R24v-zA-s-p:d-M44-M127-wAD
Petrie, Abydos, I, plate 69 (2)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 5:N3
Nebty name variant C
Nebty name (variant C) of Amasis: Sa Neith seped tawy
Sa Neith seped tawy
zꜢ-nt spd-tꜢwy
The son of Neith, who has restored the Two Lands
R24v-zA-s-p:d-M44-M127-wAD
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 5:N4
Nebty name variant D
Nebty name (variant D) of Amasis: Sa Neith seped tawy
Sa Neith seped tawy
zꜢ-nt spd-tꜢwy
The son of Neith, who has restored the Two Lands
zA&Z1-R24v-t:t-s-b-d:N17:N17
First year donation stele of Amosis, Louvre C 298
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 5:N5
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Amasis: Setep netjeru
Setep netjeru
stp-nṯrw
Divinely chosen
nTrw-stp
Petrie, Abydos, I, plate 69 (2)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 5:G1
Golden Horus name variant A
Golden Horus name (variant A) of Amasis: Setep netjeru
Setep netjeru
stp-nṯrw
Divinely chosen
s-d:p-stp-nTrw
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 5:G2
Golden Horus name variant B
Golden Horus name (variant B) of Amasis: Setep netjeru
Setep netjeru
stp-nṯrw
Divinely chosen
s-t:p-stp-nTrw
First year donation stele of Amosis, Louvre C 298
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 218-219, 5:G3
Golden Horus name variant C
Golden Horus name (variant C) of Amasis: Setep netjeru
Setep netjeru
stp-nṯrw
Divinely chosen
(nTrw:stp)*G5:nbw
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 5:G4
Throne name
Throne name of Amasis: Khnum ib Ra
Khnum ib Ra
ḫnm-ib-rꜤ
The one who is associated with the mind of Ra
ra-W9-ib
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 274o
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 218-219, 5:T1
Throne name variant A
Throne name (variant A) of Amasis: Khnum ib Ra
Khnum ib Ra
ẖnm-ib-rꜤ
The one who is associated with the mind of Ra
ra-W9-m-ib
Petrie, Abydos, I, plate 69 (2)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 218-219, 5:T2
Throne name variant B
Throne name (variant B) of Amasis: Khnum ib Ra
Khnum ib Ra
ḫnm-ib-rꜤ
The one who is associated with the mind of Ra
ra-m&W9-ib
Daressy, Stèle de l'an III d'Amasis, RecTrav 22 (1900): 2
Birth name
Birth name of Amasis: Iah mesu
Iah mesu
iꜤḥ-ms(.w)
Ahmose (Iah is born)
N62-ms-s
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 218-219, 5:E1
Birth name variant A
Birth name (variant A) of Amasis: Iah mesu
Iah mesu
iꜤḥ-ms(.w)
Ahmose
N11-ms
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 218-219, 5:E2
Birth name variant B
Birth name (variant B) of Amasis: Iah mesu sa Neith
Iah mesu sa Neith
iꜤḥ-ms(.w) zꜢ-nt
Ahmose, son of Neith
N62-ms-H8:Z1-R24v
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 218-219, 5:E3
Birth name variant C
Birth name (variant C) of Amasis: Iah mesu sa Neith
Iah mesu sa Neith
iꜤḥ-ms(.w) zꜢ-nt
Ahmose, son of Neith
N11-ms-zA-R24
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 218-219, 5:E4
Birth name variant D
Birth name (variant D) of Amasis: Iah mesu sa Neith
Iah mesu sa Neith
iꜤḥ-ms(.w) zꜢ-nt
Ahmose, son of Neith
N12-ms-R24v-zA
Petrie, Abydos, I, plate 69 (2)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 218-219, 5:E5

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus xxvi, 8 Aμωσις Amosis Amosis 44 years
Eusebius xxvi, 9 Aμωσις Amosis Amosis 42 years
Jerome Amasis 42 years
Herodotus 172 Aμασις Amasis Amasis
Diodorus 1.68.3 Aμασις Amasis Amasis 55 years

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 216–217
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 20 (1915): 113–131
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 166

 

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The Royal titulary

The full titulary was announced at the coronation, when a pharaoh officially became king.

Horus
Horus name
The oldest form of a pharaoh's name, often enclosed in a serekh, a sort of "heraldic crest" representing a palace facade.

Nebty
Nebty name
The "Two Ladies", the heraldic goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Golden Horus
Golden Horus name
Gold was strongly associated with eternity, but the meaning of this title is disputed.

Prenomen
Throne name
(prenomen) Announced at the coronation, and written in a cartouche.

Nomen
Personal name
(nomen) The name given at birth, also written in a cartouche.

Kinglists
Ancient historians

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