Ptolemy XIII

Also known as: Ptolemaios Philopator II Ptolemaic Dynasty


Reign of Ptolemy XIII
51–47

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

None known

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

GreekTransliterationTranscription
Πτολεμαιος Θεος Φιλοπατωρ Ptolemaios Theós Philopátōr Ptolemy Theos Philopater

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 246–247
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 188

 

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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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