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1725 - Statue pedestal - Ronov nad Doubravou, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 53.325 E 015° 31.814
33U E 538087 N 5526397
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal the statue of St. John of Nepomuk beside the Church of St. Lawrence in Ronov nad Doubravou
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/16/2018 1:23:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ670
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
Views: 16

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on back side of the sandstone pedestal. The Latin text mentions the first name (IoannI) of Saint John of Nepomuk. The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text. The year 1725 reffers to the year of the creation of the statue.


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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Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: hoC opVs proteCtorI sVo steLLIs fVLgentI sanCto IoannI honorIs ergo pIe ereXIt VVenCesLaVs VVeIMLVVVa abbas zarensIs

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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