1712 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Jimramov, Czech Republic
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N 49° 38.195 E 016° 13.562
33U E 588525 N 5498947
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Jimranov
Location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/25/2019 10:13:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM104N9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 11

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 1712 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: haeC petra DIVo nepoMVCeno posIta est


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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Socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého stojí na námestí pred bývalou školou. Dala ji zhotovit Marie Anna z Nübern, která vlastnila jimramovské panství v letech 1712 až 1744.

Socha stávala nejprve u zámku, pak u katolického kostela a patrne po postavení školy v roce 1801 byla sem premístena. Jde údajne o nejstarší sochu v bývalém novomestském okrese. Na stojanu sochy jsou erby rodin Bornstädt a Nübern a nápis:

HaeC petra DIVo NepoMVCeno PosIta est

Velká písmena nápisu tvorí chronogram letopoctu 1712, což podle nekterých historiku znamená datum príchodu rodu Nübern na jimramovské panství, dle jiných jde o datum zhotovení sochy.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: haeC petra DIVo nepoMVCeno posItaest

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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