Philip III Arrhidaeus

 Argead Dynasty

The feeble-minded elder half-brother of Alexander the Great, was used as a figure-head by powerful generals.

Reign of Philip III Arrhidaeus
von Beckerath323–316
Shaw323–317
Dodson323–317
Redford323–316

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Philip III Arrhidaeus: Ka nakht mery Maat
Ka nakht mery Maat
kꜢ-nḫt mri-mꜢꜤt
The strong bull ,beloved of Maat
E1:D40-mAat-mr
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 2b
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 232-233, 2:H2
Nebty name
Nebty name of Philip III Arrhidaeus: Heqa khasut
Heqa khasut
ḥḳꜢ-ḫꜢswt
The ruler of foreign countries
HqA-q:Y1-N25:N25:N25
Urkunden des Ägyptische Alterthums, II, 9
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 232-233, 2:N
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Philip III Arrhidaeus: Meriu
Meriu
mriw
The beloved one
mr\-i-w&3
Urkunden des Ägyptische Alterthums, II, 9
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 232-233, 2:G
Throne name
Throne name of Philip III Arrhidaeus: Setep en Ra, mery Amun
Setep en Ra, mery Amun
stp.n-rꜤ mri-imn
Chosen by Ra and beloved of Amun
C2-C12-stp&n:N36
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 2b
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 232-233, 2:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Philip III Arrhidaeus: Setep en ka Ra, mery Amun
Setep en ka Ra, mery Amun
stp-n-kꜢ-rꜤ mri-imn
Chosen by the soul of Ra, beloved of Amun
C2A\-C12A-mr-stp&kA:n
Urkunden des Ägyptische Alterthums, II, 9
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 232-233, 2:T3
Throne name variant
Throne name of Philip III Arrhidaeus: Setep en ka Ra, mery Amun
Setep en ka Ra, mery Amun
stp-n-kꜢ-rꜤ mri-imn
Chosen by the soul of Ra, beloved of Amun
kA-C2\-C12-stp\:n:N36
Edgar, Notes from the Delta, ASAE 11 (1911): 91
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 232-233, 2:T4
Birth name
Birth name of Philip III Arrhidaeus: Phelepus
Phelepus
phlpws
Philippos
p:l-i-i-p:W-Aa18
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 2b
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 232-233, 2:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Philip III Arrhidaeus: Phelepus
Phelepus
plypws
Philippos
p:h-i-i-w-l-i-i-w-p-wA-s
Urkunden des Ägyptische Alterthums, II, 9
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 232-233, 2:E2
Birth name variant
Birth name of Philip III Arrhidaeus: Phelepus
Phelepus
plypws
Philippos
p:h-l-p*w:z
Edgar, Notes from the Delta, ASAE 11 (1911): 91
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 232-233, 2:E3
Birth name variant
Birth name of Philip III Arrhidaeus: Phelepus
Phelepus
plypws
Philippos
p-i-i-l:ir-p:p-A:z
British Museum EA 938
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 232-233, 2:E4

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 232–233
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 20 (1915): 204–207
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 176

 

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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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