1764 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Nové Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 33.688 E 016° 04.479
33U E 577714 N 5490428
Quick Description: Two chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk beside the Church of sv. Kunhuta
Location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/24/2019 3:15:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM104DX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:
The chronograms are located on the sandstone pedestal.
The inscription is somewhat dilapidated. I replaced a several of unreadable letters by '.'.
The Latin text mentions the name 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.

I think it's two chronograms referring to erection of the statue.

The chronograms:
nepoMVCe CLI..I.V.D anna IoannI -> 1764
...IVoC przICkoVskI ML..D.I.. patre -> 1764

The full Latin inscription: nepoMVCe CLI..I.V.D anna IoannI ...IVoC przICkoVskI ML..D.I.. patre

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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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Pozdne barokní socharská práce za presbyteriem kostela. Socha svetce v typickém ikonografickém ztvárnení stojí na tvarovaném hranolovém soklu s kartuší s erbem a pametním nápisem.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: nepoMVCe CLI..I.V.D anna IoannI // ...IVoC przICkoVskI ML..D.I.. patre

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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