Scepter Loan

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According to the Worms Concordat of 1122 in the Holy Roman Empire, scepter fiefs were fiefdoms of the king or emperor to spiritual princes . Secular princes, on the other hand, received so-called flag loans , which included the obligation to follow the exile .

As a result of the Worms Concordat, it was decided with regard to the investiture dispute that from now on the king or emperor renounced the investiture of the bishops and abbots with ring and staff , the symbols of their religious rights and obligations, and instead they used the scepter as a symbol of their regalia and invested temporal rights.