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The age at which Ruler 4 became king is still unclear. He was either just over two years old or fifty-five. Lending support to the younger age is this glyph from the same monument in the Toniná museum. The right half is a title sometimes born by kings, B'akab', which may refer metaphorically to the deities who support the earth and sky. The left half reads ch'ok, which means "young" or "emergent". It is quite possible that the king of Toniná was all of five years old when he (or his military chiefs) captured the ruler of Palenque.

Detail of the 9.13.17.9.0 stela base in the Toniná site museum. Photo: Joel Skidmore.