Crocodile ~ 3200 BC
An early ruler's cylinder seal.

In the centre is a serek (colours not genuine) in an old style with a hanging "roof". On top is a long horned bull, symbol of kingship, power and the pharaoh and by some here thought to mean the Faiyum region. It's possible that it held no name and that the broken line within is a part of the bottom pattern. On its right is a crocodile on a "platform" meaning the top of a standard (ID-mark) of a nome (pro-vince) while other animals stride along in symbols of water waves. The owner was possibly chief over that "Crocodile Province" and the only alike looking sign in later times came from Dendera 100 km north of Luxor.      Crocodile main text.