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
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

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


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

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.

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

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

Ancient historians

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