The short form of the name of the King of Númenor known more fully as Tar-Ancalimon. The son of Tar-Atanamir, Tar-Ancalimon ruled Númenor between the years of II 2251 and II 2386. His rule was a vitally important period in the history of Númenor: it saw the first divisions among its people that would lead eventually to the enmity between the King's Men and the Faithful, and ultimately to the destruction of Númenor itself.
There is some doubt about Ancalimon's date of accession, and it may in fact be II 2221 rather than II 2251. See note 1 to the entry for Tar-Ancalimon for more details.
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