Tar-Amandil becomes King of Númenor
Event Type: Political
Age: 2nd Age - Pre-Rings
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
1 Since 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