The top register of hieroglyphs is a common epithet used frequently and translates as:
The perfect god, Lord of the two lands,
The cartouche depicted on the second register, displays the often seen throne name of Thutmosis III:
Men-Kheper-Re (Lasting is the manifestation of Ra),
The third register is slightly more challenging to translate and depicts the signs of a basket (nb) and an owl (m). They can have various meanings, with ‘nb’ translating as ‘lord’ or ‘all’. The owl hieroglyph general indicates ‘in’, ‘’by means of’ or ‘from’. The middle sign, a circle with two strokes, transliterates as ‘sp sn’ and is usually in indication that a particular phrase or word must be repeated, adding emphasis.
Not all scarabs bearing a royal name are contemporaneous to the ruling pharaoh. Some kings were held in particularly high regard, and thus their name appears on scarabs hundreds of years after their reign. Thutmosis III of Dynasty XVIII was particularly honoured in this way, with his praenomen, Men-Kheper-Re, used on scarabs for a period of circa 1000 years.