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1739 - Statue of St. Wenceslaus - Zitenice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 33.318 E 014° 09.037
33U E 439832 N 5600719
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. Wenceslaus
Location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/28/2019 11:27:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM109R4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 7

Long Description:
The chronogram is 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 1739 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram:
sVbDItIon CaroLI a MartInIz praepo sItI praesens sta tVa s VVenzesLaI tat VIaV aest

The first Czech saint and the patron saint of the Czech state, Wenceslas (Václav in Czech) served as duke of Bohemia from 921 until his death in 929 or 935. Though he died young, this martyr’s accomplishments were many. He built numerous churches in Bohemia and was deeply respected as a pious, moral, educated and intelligent man who promoted the Christian faith and took care of the poor, the sick, the widowed and the orphaned by doing charitable deeds.

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Barokní socha dobré kvality z roku 1739 má hranolový sokl s nápisy s chronogramem a vpredu s reliéfem. Svetec ve zbroji má vedle levé nohy velký štít, pravá ruka drží svinutý prapor. Vpredu je výrazný diagonálne rozevlátý odev, vedoucí pres nohy.
Text of the original chronogram: sVbDItIon CaroLI a MartInIz praepo sItI praesens sta tVa s VVenzesLaI tat VIaV aest

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

Type of numerals used: Not listed

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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