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1680 & 1780 - Mariensäule / Marian column - Retz, Austria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
N 48° 45.430 E 015° 57.071
33U E 569908 N 5400898
Quick Description: Drei Chronogramme auf Mariensäule / Three chronograms on Marian column
Location: Niederösterreich, Austria
Date Posted: 2/20/2019 3:22:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM103VF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 5

Long Description:
 
< DE >

Auf dem Hauptplatz in Retz steht eine Mariensäule auf einem vierseitigen Podest. Drei der vier Seiten des Podests enthalten je ein Chronogramm:

  • ante aVgVstVM ponebar gVbernante praetore VVoLfgango kaLtenDaLer (1680)
  • aVDInoso MarIasIs ConsoLatrIX CIVItatIs In peste propIatIa (1780)
  • MenteVere De Vota josephVs gVgenberger feLICItIter renoVarI feCIt (1780)

Das erste Chronogramm verweist auf das Jahr 1680, in dem die Statue errichtet wurde. Die beiden anderen verweisen auf das Jahr 1780, in dem die Statue restauriert wurde.

Die römischen Zahlen sind zur Verdeutlichung größer geschrieben. Interessant ist, dass (vermutlich bei einer der Restaurierungen) ein "L" im ersten Chronogramm irrtümlich klein geschrieben wurde.

 
< EN >

On the Hauptplatz (main square) in Retz there is a Marian column on a four-sided pedestal. Three of the four sides of the pedestal each contain a chronogram:

  • ante aVgVstVM ponebar gVbernante praetore VVoLfgango kaLtenDaLer (1680)
  • aVDInoso MarIasIs ConsoLatrIX CIVItatIs In peste propIatIa (1780)
  • MenteVere De Vota josephVs gVgenberger feLICItEr renoVarI feCIt (1780)

The first chronogram refers to the year 1680, in which the statue was erected. The other two refer to the year 1780, when the statue was restored.

The Roman numerals are written larger for clarity. It is interesting to note that (probably during one of the restorations) an "L" in the first chronogram was mistakenly written in small letters.

Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: ante aVgVstVM ponebar gVbernante praetore VVoLfgango kaLtenDaLer (1680) // aVDInoso MarIasIs ConsoLatrIX CIVItatIs In peste propIatIa (1780) // MenteVere De Vota josephVs gVgenberger feLICItIter renoVarI feCIt (1780)

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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