Neferites II

 Dynasty XXIX

Only ruled for 4 months before being killed, most likely on orders of Nectanebo I. Due to his short reign, his name does not appear on any monuments. His name is only known from Manetho and the Demotic Chronicle*.

Reign of Neferites II
380
Manetho4 months

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

None known

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus xxix, 4 Νεφεριτης Nepherites Nepherites
Eusebius xxix, 4 Νεφεριτης Nepherites Nepherites 4 months

Bibliography


The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 171

* "The Demotic Chronicle." Papyrus Bibliothèque nationale de France no. 215, recto II/3

 

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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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