Fürstenstein ("Prince's Stone"), Roman ionic column
fragment with its base-side up in which the coat of arms of the province of
Carinthia was cut in the Middle Ages. Served as a throne on the occasion of the Ducal Coronation.
The Fürstenstein, the oldest extant symbol of a sovereign existing on Austrian
soil, stood near the parish church of Karnburg at the foot of Ulrichsberg mountain, is in the ownership of the Provincial Museum of Carinthia (Landesmuseum) and exhibeted in the Great Wappensaal of the Landhaus (provicial government) in Klagenfurt.
Literature: H. Wolfram and G. Langthaler, Botschaften aus dem Meer ob der Enns, 1984.