Psamtik I

Also known as: Psammetichus I Dynasty XXVI


Reign of Psamtik I
664–610
Manetho (Africanus)54 years
Manetho (Eusebius)45 years
Manetho (Jerome)44 years

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Psamtik I: Aa ib
Aa ib
ꜤꜢ-ib
Strong-minded
aA:ib*Z1
Caminos, The Nitocris Adoption Stela, JEA 50 (1964): pl. 8:6
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 270b
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:H1
Horus name variant A
Horus name (variant A) of Psamtik I: Aa ib
Aa ib
ꜤꜢ-ib
Strong-minded
aA:ib
Chassinat, Textes provenant du Sérapéum de Memphis, RecTrav 22 (1900): 166
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:H2
Horus name variant B
Horus name (variant B) of Psamtik I: Aa ib
Aa ib
ꜤꜢ-ib
Strong-minded
aA:ib:a
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 270b
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:H3
Horus name variant C
Horus name (variant C) of Psamtik I: Aa ib
Aa ib
ꜤꜢ-ib
Strong-minded
aA:a:ib
Breccia, Les fouilles dans le Sérapéum d’Alexandrie en 1905-1906, ASAE 8 (1907): 64
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:H4
Nebty name
Nebty name of Psamtik I: Neb a
Neb a
nb-Ꜥ
Possessor of a (strong) arm
nb:a:Z1
Caminos, The Nitocris Adoption Stela, JEA 50 (1964): pl. 9:13
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:N1
Nebty name variant A
Nebty name (variant A) of Psamtik I: Neb a
Neb a
nb-Ꜥ
Possessor of a (strong) arm
nb:Z1:a
Breccia, Les fouilles dans le Sérapéum d’Alexandrie en 1905-1906, ASAE 8 (1907): 64
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 270b
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:N2
Nebty name variant B
Nebty name (variant B) of Psamtik I: Neb a
Neb a
nb-Ꜥ
Possessor of a (strong) arm
nb:a
Brugsch, Thesaurus inscriptionum Aegyptiacarum (1884), IV, 738
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:N3
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Psamtik I: Qenu
Qenu
ḳnw
The brave one
q:n-nw&w-D40
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 270b
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:G1
Golden Horus name variant A
Golden Horus name (variant A) of Psamtik I: Qenu
Qenu
ḳnw
The brave one
q*nw:n
Breccia, Les fouilles dans le Sérapéum d’Alexandrie en 1905-1906, ASAE 8 (1907): 64
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:G2
Golden Horus name variant B
Golden Horus name (variant B) of Psamtik I: Qenu
Qenu
ḳnw
The brave one
q:n:D40
Brugsch, Thesaurus inscriptionum Aegyptiacarum (1884), IV, 738
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:G3
Throne name
Throne name of Psamtik I: Wah ib Ra
Wah ib Ra
wꜢḥ-ib-rꜤ
The enduring one is the (very) mind of Ra
ra-wAH-ib
Passim
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Psamtik I:
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:T2
Birth name
Birth name of Psamtik I: Psemtek
Psemtek
psmtk
Psamtik
p:z-m-T:k
Brugsch, Thesaurus inscriptionum Aegyptiacarum (1884), IV, 738
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:E1
Birth name variant A
Birth name (variant A) of Psamtik I: Psemtek
Psemtek
psmtk
Psamtik
p-s-m-T:k
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 270b
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:E2
Birth name variant B
Birth name (variant B) of Psamtik I: Psemtek
Psemtek
psmtk
Psamtik
p-z:M-T:k
Kofoed-Petersen, Glyptotheque Ny Carlsberg 3, (1950), pl. 106
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 1:E3

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus xxvi, 4 Ψαμμητιχος Psammetikhos Psammetichus 54 years
Eusebius xxvi, 5 Ψαμμητιχος Psammetikhos Psammetichus 45 years
Jerome Psammeticus 44 years
Herodotus 151.2 Ψαμμητιχος Psammetikhos Psammetichus

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 214–215
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 20 (1915): 66–68
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 165

 

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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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