Dynasty XIV

Reign of Yakbim


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Yakbim: Sekha en Ra
Sekha en Ra
The one whom Ra caused to appear
Petrie, Scarabs and cylinders, plate XXII (F1-8)
Scarab-seal CG 36042
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 118-119, i:T
Birth name
Birth name of Yakbim: Yakeb mu
Yakeb mu
(the goddess) Aya is a rock?
Newberry, Scarabs, plate XXII (9)
Tufnell, Studies on scarab seals and their contribution to history..., 3369-70
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 118-119, i:E


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 118–119
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 74


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The Royal titulary

The full titulary was announced at the coronation, when a pharaoh officially became king.

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 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.

Throne name
(prenomen) Announced at the coronation, and written in a cartouche.

Personal name
(nomen) The name given at birth, also written in a cartouche.

Ancient historians

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