King A has become the designated name of a Pharaoh whose name as yet cannot be read.[1] He is known from a Serekh on a jar discovered in the eastern Delta. The serekh is depicted with three
symbols within the upper part of the serekh.[1]

However, it has been noted these mace symbols often occur together on several vessel which date to the beginnings of the First Dynasty and therefore may merely represent an anonymous Pharaoh. Similar marks were also found on vessels from Tura however they have three circles below the serekh and the mace symbols replace the appearance of the palace facade of a serekh.[1]

These may represent the same person or may all show an anonymous ruler, but if this is in fact a Pharaoh he is not attested outside Lower Egypt which may be of significance.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wilkinson, T, A, H. (2001) "Early Dynastic Egypt" London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-26011-6.
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