Sceptre

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A sceptre (British English) or scepter (American English) is a staff or wand held in the hand by a ruling monarch as an item of royal or imperial insignia.wikipedia
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Wand

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A sceptre (British English) or scepter (American English) is a staff or wand held in the hand by a ruling monarch as an item of royal or imperial insignia.
Wands are distinct from scepters, which have a greater thickness, are held differently, and have a relatively large top ornament on them.

Was-sceptre

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The Was and other types of staves were signs of authority in Ancient Egypt.
The was (Egyptian wꜣs "power, dominion" ) sceptre is a symbol that appeared often in relics, art, and hieroglyphics associated with the ancient Egyptian religion.

Regalia

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A sceptre (British English) or scepter (American English) is a staff or wand held in the hand by a ruling monarch as an item of royal or imperial insignia.

Zeus

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When the sceptre is borne by Zeus or Hades, it is headed by a bird.
In addition to his Indo-European inheritance, the classical "cloud-gatherer" (Greek: Νεφεληγερέτα, Nephelēgereta) also derives certain iconographic traits from the cultures of the ancient Near East, such as the scepter.

Pharaoh

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Kings were also known to carry a staff, and Pharaoh Anedjib is shown on stone vessels carrying a so-called mks-staff.
Sceptres and staves were a general sign of authority in ancient Egypt.

Staff of office

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A sceptre (British English) or scepter (American English) is a staff or wand held in the hand by a ruling monarch as an item of royal or imperial insignia.
Monarchs often have a sceptre signifying their office, and field-marshals are traditionally given a short thick baton in several countries.

Globus cruciger

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It is frequently shown on medallions of the later empire, which have on the obverse a half-length figure of the emperor, holding in one hand the sceptrum Augusti, and in the other the orb surmounted by a small figure of Victory.
It has been a Christian symbol of authority since the Middle Ages, used on coins, in iconography, and with a sceptre as royal regalia.

Agamemnon

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Among the early Greeks, the sceptre (, skeptron, "staff, stick, baton") was a long staff, such as Agamemnon wielded (Iliad, i) or was used by respected elders (Iliad, xviii.
He is generally depicted with a sceptre and diadem, conventional attributes of kings.

Fleur-de-lis

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In France, the royal sceptre was tipped with a fleur de lys, and the other, known as the main de justice, had an open hand of benediction on the top.
Along with true lilies, it was associated with the Virgin Mary, and in the 12th century Louis VI and Louis VII started to use the emblem, on sceptres for example, so connecting their rulership with this symbol of saintliness and divine right.

Crown jewels

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Typical items in Europe include crowns, sceptres, orbs, swords, ceremonial maces, rings, all usually in gold or silver-gilt and heavily decorated with precious and semi-precious gemstones, in styles which go back to the Middle Ages and are normally very conservative to emphasize the continuity of the monarchy.

Black Rod

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Depictions of ancient authority figures in many cultures include such a rod (alternatively called a sceptre).

Baton (military)

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It was also used by victorious generals who received the title of imperator, and its use as a symbol of delegated authority to legates apparently was revived in the marshal’s baton.
Unlike a royal sceptre, a baton is typically flat-ended, not crowned on one end with an eagle or globe.

Marotte

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A marotte is a prop stick or sceptre with a carved head on it.

Edward the Confessor

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These included the articles used at the coronation of Saint Edward the Confessor, and left by him for the coronations of his successors.

Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom

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In a contemporary account of Richard I’s coronation, the royal sceptre of gold with a gold cross (sceptrum), and the gold rod with a gold dove on the top (virga), enter the historical record for the first time.
The sceptre, a symbolic ornamental rod held by the monarch at a coronation, is derived from the shepherd's staff via the crozier of a bishop.

British English

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A sceptre (British English) or scepter (American English) is a staff or wand held in the hand by a ruling monarch as an item of royal or imperial insignia.

American English

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A sceptre (British English) or scepter (American English) is a staff or wand held in the hand by a ruling monarch as an item of royal or imperial insignia.

Monarch

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A sceptre (British English) or scepter (American English) is a staff or wand held in the hand by a ruling monarch as an item of royal or imperial insignia.

Ancient Egypt

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The Was and other types of staves were signs of authority in Ancient Egypt.

Second Dynasty of Egypt

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One of the earliest royal sceptres was discovered in the 2nd Dynasty tomb of Khasekhemwy in Abydos.

Khasekhemwy

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One of the earliest royal sceptres was discovered in the 2nd Dynasty tomb of Khasekhemwy in Abydos.

Abydos, Egypt

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One of the earliest royal sceptres was discovered in the 2nd Dynasty tomb of Khasekhemwy in Abydos.

Anedjib

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Kings were also known to carry a staff, and Pharaoh Anedjib is shown on stone vessels carrying a so-called mks-staff.

Mesopotamia

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The sceptre also assumed a central role in the Mesopotamian world, and was in most cases part of the royal insignia of sovereigns and gods.

History of Mesopotamia

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This is valid throughout the whole Mesopotamian history, as illustrated by both literary and administrative texts and iconography.