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Chancellor, Treasurer or literally Overseer of the Seal (ancient Egyptian: imi-r ḫtmt) was an ancient Egyptian occupational title held by high officials. The Chancellor was in charge of the administration of the resources of the country. They were the main economic administrator of the royal belongings and one of the highest Royal Sealbearers in the state together with the Vizier.

Overseer of the Seal

The office is known since the end of the Old Kingdom, where people with this title appear sporadically in the organization of private estates.

In the Middle Kingdom, the office became one of the most important ones at the royal court. At the end of the 18th Dynasty, the title lost its importance, although the famous Bay held the office. In the later New Kingdom the function of a Chancellor was overtaken by the Overseer of the Treasury.

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