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1766 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Mariánská Týnice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 59.072 E 013° 27.723
33U E 389746 N 5538043
Quick Description: Two chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk beside the Mariánská Týnice monastery
Location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/6/2019 1:09:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM106BT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
Views: 6

Long Description:
The chronograms are located on the sandstone pedestal.
The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.

The year from the chronogram should (?) referring to erection of the statue.

The full Latin inscription: PARTHENICO SACERDOTI CONFESSORI SILENTIARIO VRBIS PRACENA CLORIA CZECHIA DELICIO S. IOANNI NEPOMUCENO ** SACRABAT ATERNVM DEVOTVS CLIENS F.M.K. P.P.P.T.

The chronograms:
parthenICo saCerDotI ConfessorI sILentIarIo VrbIs pra.enæ .LorIæ CzeChIæ DeLICIo -> 1766
saCrabat æternVM DeVotVs CLIens -> 1766


Saint John of Nepomuk (or John Nepomucene) [Czech: Jan Nepomucký; German: Johannes Nepomuk; Latin: Ioannes (or Ioannis) Nepomucenus (c. 1345 – March 20, 1393) is the saint of Bohemia (Czech Republic), who was drowned in the Vltava river at the behest of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans and King of Bohemia. Later accounts state that he was the confessor of the queen of Bohemia and he refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. On the basis of this account, John of Nepomuk is considered the first martyr of the Seal of the Confessional, a patron against calumnies and, because of the manner of his death, a protector from floods and drowning.

Source and more information: (visit link)
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: parthenICo saCerDotI ConfessorI sILentIarIo VrbIs pra.enæ .LorIæ CzeChIæ DeLICIo // saCrabat æternVM DeVotVs CLIens f...k. p.p.p.t.

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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