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1746 - Statue of St. Lawrence - Litomerice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 32.059 E 014° 07.969
33U E 438542 N 5598400
Quick Description: A chronogram on the sculpture of the statue St. Lawrence in centre of Litomerice town
Location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/27/2019 1:41:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM109MQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 9

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone the sculpture of the statue St. Lawrence.

The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.
The year 1746 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue/reconstruction of the church.


The chronogram: DIVo LaVrentIo Magno hVIVs VrbIs aC sVo tVteLarI posVIt
CZ: Svatému Vavrincovi, velkému tohoto mesta a svému strážci postavil

The full Latin inscription: DIVO LAURENTIO MAGNO HUIUS URBIS AC SUO TUTELARI POSUIT I. C.


Saint Lawrence or Laurence (31 December AD 225 – 10 August 258) was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome, Italy, under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred in the persecution of the Christians that the Roman Emperor Valerian ordered in 258.

By tradition, Lawrence was sentenced at San Lorenzo in Miranda, imprisoned in and baptized fellow prisoners at San Lorenzo in Fonte, martyred at San Lorenzo in Panisperna, and was buried in San Lorenzo fuori le Mura. The Almanac of Filocalus for 354 states that he was buried in the Catacomb of Cyriaca on the Via Tiburtina by Hippolytus and Justin the Confessor, a presbyter. One of the early sources for his martyrdom was the description of Aurelius Prudentius Clemens in his Peristephanon, Hymn 2.


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Pozdne barokní socha pochází z roku 1746. Na soklu je reliéf sv. Floriána a nápis o renovaci v roce 1853. Svetec stojí s rozpraženýma rukama, hledí vzhuru. Vedle svetce stojí na soklu andílek s nápisovou kartuší (z puvodních dvou).
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: DIVo LaVrentIo Magno hVIVs VrbIs aC sVo tVteLarI posVIt

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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