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Tar-Amandil becomes King of Númenor

Event Type: Political

Age: 2nd Age - Pre-Rings

Year: 0442


Tar-Amandil, son of Vardamir Nólimon, deemed the 2nd King of Númenor, becomes the 3rd King of Númenor when his father resigns the kingship in his favor:
Vardamir, the son of Elros,... did not ascend the throne but gave the Sceptre to his son Amandil.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis: Notes, Note 26

Tar-Amandil... was the son of Vardamir Nólimon.... He ruled for 148 years,1 and surrendered the sceptre in 590....

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 3, The Line of Elros, Kings of Númenor

1Since Tar-Amandil's father Vardamir is counted as the second king, he is deemed to have ruled for one year despite passing the sceptre directly to his son:

The figure of 148 (rather than 147) must represent the years of Tar-Amandil's actual rule, and not take the notional year of Vardamir's reign into account.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 3, The Line of Elros, Kings of Númenor: Notes, Note 3

Lyllyn 21April03, 20Jan05
Elena Tiriel 15Dec09

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