Virgil bell

 Strike tone:  es
 Diameter:  136 cm
 Weight:  1.648 kg
 Year cast:  1628
 Caster:  Wolfgang und Johann Neidhardt   
 Place cast:  Salzburg
 Consecrator:     Fürsterzbischof Paris Lodron
 Datee of consecration:    1628

 

Imagesof the bell:

Relief of St Rupert with salt shaker and shepherd’s crook

Inscriptions on the bell

On the top rim:
WOLFGANG UND MEIN SOHN JOHANNES NEIDHARDT IN SALZBURG GOSS MICH.
(Wolfgang and my son, Johannes Neidhardt, in Salzburg, cast me).

On the waist:
S. RUPERTE DOCTOR ET PATRONE FIDELISSIME UT PRO TUO GREGE DIVINAS AURES BELLUM ET HOSTIS ANTIQUI INSIDIAS PROPULSES PROCULQUE PESTEM FAMEN BELLUM ET JASTIS ANTIQUI INSIDIAS PROPULSESE HOC AES CONFLARI FECIT. TIBIQUE CONSECRAVIT PARIS EX COM. LODRONI ARCHIEPISCOPUS ET PRINCEPS SALISB. ANNO SALUTIS PARTAE POST MDCXXVIII.

(St Rupert, teacher and most loyal patron saint! So that you may diligently assail God’s ears for your herd and so that you may banish the plague, hunger, war and archenemy’s pursuit, this bell was consecrated in your name by Paris of Lodron, Archbishop and Prince of Salzburg in the year of salvation 1628.)

Miscellaneous

This bell hangs in the top level of the south tower belfry (on the Kapitelplatz side). It was originally consecrated in the name of St Rupert, which explains his relief and the inscription in his name. However, in 1961, a new, large Rupert bell was cast. This smaller one was then renamed for St Vergilius. It rings on workdays at 7:20 a.m. for Chapter Mass.

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