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Maximiliánova alebo Rolandova fontána

Maximilian or Roland Fountain

Roland, a Frankish military leader under Charlemagne, became a symbol of the independence of the growing cities from the local nobility. He is depicted as a knight with a drawn sword.
(Wikipedia)
(Wikipedia)
Andreas Luttringer
1572 (copy 1991)

Bratislava /  Maximiliánova alebo Rolandova fontána   Bratislava /  Maximiliánova alebo Rolandova fontána

Description

Renaissance fountain made up of a circular reservoir with circumference of 9 meters. In the middle of the reservoir is a stone statue of knight in armour with sword and shield with the Slovak coats of arms. The knight represents Roland, the legendary defender of municipal rights, although some see in the figure a statue of Emperor Maximilian II. At the foot of the statue is on each side the coat of arms of Bratislava.

Bratislava - Maximiliánova alebo Rolandova fontána

Inscription(s)

Molta svo lætos agitat cum rege trivmphos
Cæsaris exvltat moenvs amore novi
Et savvs, dravvs, cum danvbioqve tibiscvs,
Digna svo pariter carmina rege canvnt
Imperat his flvviis placide max: æmylianvs
O vtinam evphratis gangis et addata qvas
F. ANNO DNI M.D.LXXII
Sacratiss: Max: æmylianvm
ii rom: imperatorem. boiemiæ.
regem archidvcem avstriæ
diademate regni hvngariæ
an: chr: m.d.lxiii. die viii
men: sept: posonii inavgvratvm
viator, vbi te hoc fonte
recreaveris, memento, regi
ac regno hvngariæ prosperitate
fonti perennitatem erecatvs
tandem salvvs abito
O: ingens caroli filia cæsaris
Ingentis maria et tradita cæsaris
gnato, connvbii foedere, cæsari
fontis nympha sacri cæsare cvm tvo
Hos divo, latices protege limpidos,
vtvos somnifero mvrmvre prædicent
F. ANNO. DNI. M. D. LXXII
Qvid leo boiorvm prisco diademate splendens
qvid romanæ aqvileæt apidvm migrastis ad istrvm
qvis pisone svo claram vos dvxit in vrbem.
pannoniæ novvs est rex maximvs æmylianvs,
hvnc seqvimvr tria cvi dat sceptra nec in
teger annvs
et maiora dabit cvi trinvm nvmen et
vnvm
F. ANNO. DNI. M. D. LXXII

S.P.C.P.
renovat 1794


co/py f.p. ploskon 1991

Annotation

The fountain was built by Emperor Maximilian II, after a large fire broke out in the city upon his crowning in 1563. The fountain was finished nine years later.

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Location (N 48°8'36" - E 17°6'29")

Item Code: skbr008; Photograph: 5 September 2012
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