Ini

Also known as: Merhotepre Dynasty XIII


Reign of Ini
AE Chronology1660–1659
Ryholt1677–1675
Turin Canon2y 2m 9d

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Ini: Mer hotep Ra
Mer hotep Ra
mr-ḥtp-rꜤ
The one whom the peace of Ra has appreciated
ra-U7:r-Htp:t*p
Royal Canon of Turin 8.4
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), VII:4
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 98-99, 28:T3
Throne name variant
Throne name of Ini: Mer hotep Ra
Mer hotep Ra
mri-ḥtp-rꜤ
The one whom the peace of Ra has appreciated
ra-U7:Htp
Newberry, Scarabs, plate X (21)
Petrie, A history of Egypt from the earliest times to the 16th dynasty, I, 220 (fig. 133)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 98-99, 28a:T
Birth name
Birth name of Ini: Ini
Ini
in.i
i-A2-n:A2
Newberry, Scarabs, plate X (21)
Petrie, A history of Egypt from the earliest times to the 16th dynasty, I, 220 (fig. 133)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 98-99, 28a:E

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 98–99
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 137–138
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 45–46
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 69

 

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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.

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