Psamtik II

Also known as: Psammetichus II
Dynasty XXVI


Reign of Psamtik II
595–589
Manetho (Africanus)6 years
Manetho (Eusebius)17 years
Manetho (Jerome)12 years

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Psamtik II: Menekh ib
Menekh ib
 mnḫ-ib
 Splendid of mind
mn:x*ib
Young, Hieroglyphics (1828), II, pl. 63
ASAE, 11, 192
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 3:H1
Nebty name
Nebty name of Psamtik II: User a
User a
 wsr-Ꜥ
 Strong-armed
wsr-s-r:a
Daressy, Quelques inscriptions provenant de Bubastis, ASAE 11 (1911): 192
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 3:N1

Variants

Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Psamtik II: Senefer tawy
Senefer tawy
 snfr-tꜢwi
 Who has made the Two Lands perfect
s-nfr-N17:N17:N21*N21
Young, Hieroglyphics (1828), II, pl. 63
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 3:G2
Throne name
Throne name of Psamtik II: Nefer ib Ra
Nefer ib Ra
 nfr-ib-rꜤ
 The perfect one is the (very) mind of Ra
ra-nfr-ib
Young, Hieroglyphics (1828), II, pl. 63
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 3:T1
Birth name
Birth name of Psamtik II: Psemtek
Psemtek
 psmtk
 Psamtik
p-s-m-T:k
Young, Hieroglyphics (1828), II, pl. 63
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 216-217, 3:E1

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus xxvi, 6 Ψαμμουθις Psammouthis Psammuthis 6 years
Eusebius xxvi, 7 Ψαμμουθις Psammouthis Psammuthis II 17 years
Jerome Psammites also called Psammeticus 12 years
Herodotus 159.3 Ψαμμι Psammi Psammis

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 216–217
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 20 (1915): 92–104
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 165–166

 

 



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