Ptolemy VI

Also known as: Ptolemaios Philometor Ptolemaic Dynasty


Reign of Ptolemy VI
von Beckerath180–145
Shaw180–145
Dodson180–146
Redford180–145

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Ptolemy VI: Tjeni em khet, heter hapu ankh her meskhen(et)sen
Tjeni em khet, heter hapu ankh her meskhen(et)sen
ṯni-m-ẖt ḥtr-ḥpw-Ꜥnḫ-ḥr-msḫnt.sn
Distinguished in the sanctuary, the twin brother of the living Apis bull upon their birth stone
C18C-M:X:F51B*t-A80-H-Aa5:p-E95-anx-D2:Z1-ms-s-x*nw:O39*O39:z:n
Philae, Temple K Stela
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 27b1
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 238-239, 6:H
Nebty name
Nebty name of Ptolemy VI: Em Maat sekha en su itef
Em Maat sekha en su itef
m-mꜢꜤt sḫꜤi-n-sw-it.f
Truly, whose father enthroned him
Aa15:Aa11:t*H8-s-xa:a:n-sw-w-t:f:Z1:f
Philae, Temple K Stela
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 27b1
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 238-239, 6:N
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Ptolemy VI: Wer pehty neb habu-sed mi Ptah Tatenen it netjeru ity mi Ra
Wer pehty neb habu-sed mi Ptah Tatenen it netjeru ity mi Ra
wr-pḥti nb-ḥbw-sd-mi-ptḥ tꜢ-ṯnn-it-nṯrw ity-mi-rꜤ
The one great of strength, a possessor of Sed festivals like Ptah Tatenen, the father of the gods, and a sovereign like Ra
wr:r-F9:F9-nb:O23-Z3-p:t-H-C18C-mi-i-R7G:f:t*Z1-nTr&Z1-nTr&Z1-nTr&Z1-i-i-A311B-x*Z1:mi
Philae, Temple K Stela
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 27b1
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 238-239, 6:G
Throne name
Throne name of Ptolemy VI: Iwa en netjerwy peru setep en Ptah Kheperi ir Maat (en) Amun-Ra
Iwa en netjerwy peru setep en Ptah Kheperi ir Maat (en) Amun-Ra
iwꜤ-n-nṯrwi-prwi stp.n-ptḥ-ḫpri iri-mꜢꜤt-imn-rꜤ
Heir of the two gods who has emerged, chosen by Ptah-Khepri, who carried out Maat for Amun-Ra
nTr\-N8-nTr-F44-p:t-H-xpr:r-C102-stp:n-C2A\-C12A-ir:Aa11:t*H8
Philae, Temple K Stela
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 27b2
Throne name variant A
Throne name (variant A) of Ptolemy VI: Iwa en netjerwy peru setep en Ptah Kheperi ir Maat (en) Amun-Ra
Iwa en netjerwy peru setep en Ptah Kheperi ir Maat (en) Amun-Ra
iwꜤ-n-nṯrwi-prwi stp.n-ptḥ-ḫpri iri-mꜢꜤt-imn-rꜤ
Heir of the two gods who has emerged, chosen by Ptah-Khepri, who carried out Maat for Amun-Ra
nTr-pr:r:D54-nTr-F44:n-p:t-H-xpr:r-stp:n-C2\-C12-ir:Aa11
Temple of Kom Ombo
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 23d
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 238-239, 6:T1
Throne name variant B
Throne name (variant B) of Ptolemy VI: Iwa en netjerwy peru setep en Ptah Kheperi ir Maat (en) Amun-Ra
Iwa en netjerwy peru setep en Ptah Kheperi ir Maat (en) Amun-Ra
iwꜤ-n-nṯrwi-prwi stp.n-ptḥ-ḫpri iri-mꜢꜤt-imn-rꜤ
Heir of the two gods who has emerged, chosen by Ptah-Khepri, who carried out Maat for Amun-Ra
nTr\-N8-nTr-F44:n-p:t-H-xpr:r-stp:n-C2\-C12-D4-Sw-t:H8
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), Text IV, 170α
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 238-239, 6:T2
Throne name variant C
Throne name (variant C) of Ptolemy VI: Iwa en netjerwy peru setep en Ptah ir Maat (en) Amun-Ra
Iwa en netjerwy peru setep en Ptah ir Maat (en) Amun-Ra
iwꜤ-(n)-nṯrwi-prwi stp-n-ptḥ iri-mꜢꜤt-n-imn-rꜤ-r-nḥh
Heir of the two gods who has emerged, chosen by Ptah, who carried out Maat for Amun-Ra
nTr\-N8-nTr-F44-p:t-H-n:stp:ir-Aa11:n-C2\-C12-r:H*H
Philae, Temple P Architrave
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 27a
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 238-239, 6:T3
Birth name
Birth name of Ptolemy VI: Ptolemys, ankh djet mery Ptah
Ptolemys, ankh djet mery Ptah
ptwlmis Ꜥnḫ-ḏtmri-ptḥ
Ptolemaios, living forever, beloved of Ptah
p:t-wA-l:M-i-i-s-anx-D&t:N17-p:t-H-mr
Philae, Temple K Stela
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 27b2
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 238-239, 6:E

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

GreekTransliterationTranscription
Πτολεμαιος Φιλομητωρ Ptolemaios Philomētōr Ptolemy Philometor

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 238–239
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 20 (1915): 288–307
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 182

 

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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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