Ptolemy I

Also known as: Ptolemaios Soter Ptolemaic Dynasty


Reign of Ptolemy I
von Beckerath304–282
Shaw305–285
Dodson310–282
Redford305–282

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Ptolemy I: Wer pehti nesu qeny
Wer pehti nesu qeny
wr-pḥti nsw-ḳni
Great of strength and brave king
wr:r-F9:F9-sw-A43E-q*nw:n:a
Naville, Griffith, The City of Onias and the mound of the Jew, 62
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 234-235, 1:H
Nebty name
Nebty name of Ptolemy I: Ity em sekhem heqa tjel
Ity em sekhem heqa tjel
iṯi-m-sḫm ḥḳꜢ-ṯl
Who has seized with (his own) power, the ruler of Sile
V15:D40-U31\R90-sxm-U31\R90-q-HqA-d:l:D40
Naville, Griffith, The City of Onias and the mound of the Jew, 62
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 234-235, 1:N
Throne name
Throne name of Ptolemy I: Setep en Ra mery Amun
Setep en Ra mery Amun
stp.n-rꜤ mri-imn
Chosen by Ra and beloved of Amun
C2A-C12A-stp:n-N36
CG 22180
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 234-235, 1:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Ptolemy I: Setep en Ra mery Amun
Setep en Ra mery Amun
stp.n-rꜤ mri-imn
Chosen by Ra and beloved of Amun
C12A\-N36:n:stp-C2A
Daressy, À travers les koms du Delta, ASAE 12 (1912): 184
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 234-235, 1:T2
Throne name variant
Throne name of Ptolemy I: Setep en Ra mery Amun
Setep en Ra mery Amun
stp.n-rꜤ mri-imn
Chosen by Ra and beloved of Amun
C2A\-C12A-s-t:p-stp:N36
Gauthier, Livre des Rois d'Égypte, IV, 217 (IX)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 234-235, 1:T3
Birth name
Birth name of Ptolemy I: Ptolemys
Ptolemys
ptlmys
Ptolemaios
p:t-wA-l:M-i-i-s
Passim
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 234-235, 1:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Ptolemy I: Ptolemys
Ptolemys
ptlmys
Ptolemaios
p:d-A-l:M-i-i-s
Gauthier, Livre des Rois d'Égypte, IV, 217 (IX)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 234-235, 1:E3
Birth name variant
Birth name of Ptolemy I: Ptolemys
Ptolemys
ptlmys
Ptolemaios
p:d-w-l:M-i-i-s
Stela fragment (Berlin ÄM 14400)
Urkunden des Ägyptische Alterthums, II, 22-23
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 234-235, 1:E2
Birth name variant
Birth name of Ptolemy I: Ptolemes
Ptolemes
ptlmis
Ptolemaios
p:t-wA-l:M:z
Daressy, À travers les koms du Delta, ASAE 12 (1912): 184

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

GreekTransliterationTranscription
Πτολεμαιος Σωτη Ptolemaios Sōtēr Ptolemy Soter

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 234–235
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 20 (1915): 217–221
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 178

 

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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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