Psamtik III

Also known as: Psammecherites, Psammetichus III Dynasty XXVI


Reign of Psamtik III
526–525

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Psamtik III: Ankh ka en Ra
Ankh ka en Ra
Ꜥnḫ-kꜢ-n-rꜤ
The living one is the (very) ka of Ra
ra-anx-kA:n
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 275f+g
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 218-219, 6:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Psamtik III: Ankh ka Ra
Ankh ka Ra
Ꜥnḫ-kꜢ-rꜤ
The living one is the (very) ka of Ra
ra-anx-kA
Brugsch, Thesaurus inscriptionum Aegyptiacarum, IV, 637 (3-4)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 218-219, 6:T2
Birth name
Birth name of Psamtik III: Psemtek
Psemtek
psmtk
Psamtik
p-s-m-T:k
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 275f+g
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 218-219, 6:E

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus xxvi, 9 Ψαμμεχεριτης Psammecherites Psammecherites

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 218–219
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 20 (1915): 131–132
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 167

 

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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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