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In [[Númenor]], the power of the Kings and Queens was symbolised not by a crown, but by a Sceptre, held by [[Elros Tar-Minyatur]] and all his ruling descendants to the time of [[Ar-Pharazôn]]. Among the early Kings, it was normal to voluntarily surrender the Sceptre to an Heir, but this tradition was abandoned in later years. Ar-Pharazôn carried the Sceptre with him when he sailed to attack [[Blessed Realm]], and it was lost with the King and all his armies. In [[Middle-earth]], the exiled [[Númenóreans]] maintained this tradition, and their High King held the [[Sceptre of Annúminas]], which had been the symbol of the [[Lords of Andúnië]] in [[Númenor]].
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In [[Númenor]], the power of the Kings and Queens was symbolised not by a crown, but by a Sceptre, held by [[Elros|Elros Tar-Minyatur]] and all his ruling descendants to the time of [[Ar-Pharazôn]]. Among the early Kings, it was normal to voluntarily surrender the Sceptre to an Heir, but this tradition was abandoned in later years. Ar-Pharazôn carried the Sceptre with him when he sailed to attack [[Blessed Realm]], and it was lost with the King and all his armies. In [[Middle-earth]], the exiled [[Númenóreans]] maintained this tradition, and their High King held the [[Sceptre of Annúminas]], which had been the symbol of the [[:Category:Lords of Andúnië|Lords of Andúnië]] in [[Númenor]].<ref>{{App|Eriador}}, footnote to the sceptre of [[Annúminas]]</ref>
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Latest revision as of 23:08, 27 August 2011

In Númenor, the power of the Kings and Queens was symbolised not by a crown, but by a Sceptre, held by Elros Tar-Minyatur and all his ruling descendants to the time of Ar-Pharazôn. Among the early Kings, it was normal to voluntarily surrender the Sceptre to an Heir, but this tradition was abandoned in later years. Ar-Pharazôn carried the Sceptre with him when he sailed to attack Blessed Realm, and it was lost with the King and all his armies. In Middle-earth, the exiled Númenóreans maintained this tradition, and their High King held the Sceptre of Annúminas, which had been the symbol of the Lords of Andúnië in Númenor.[1]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur", footnote to the sceptre of Annúminas