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1730 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Stracov, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 18.145 E 015° 38.479
33U E 545672 N 5572452
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Stracov village
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/11/2019 6:10:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM119D5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
Views: 3

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 1730 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.


The chronogram: honorI Ioanneo offertIn tonIVsCoMes breDa et ConIVXejVs


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.

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Na trech kamenných stupních je hranolový sokl s volutami pristavenými po stranách, na nichž z bocních stran visí strapce. V prední strane soklu je aliancní znak hrabat z Bredy a Bechyne z Lažan, obklopený fafrnochy a s korunkou v klenotu. Pod erbem nápis s chronogramem 1730. Sokl vrcholí profilovanou rovnou rímsou, na které je vpredu kované raménko pro lucernu. Svetec s mírne esovite prohnutou postavou, v kanovnickém rouchu s kolárkem na hlave, v nárucí drží krucifix. Má vousatou asketickou tvár s pootevrenými ústy, zbožne shlíží na krucifix.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: honorI Ioanneo offertIn tonIVsCoMes breDa et ConIVXejVs

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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