1734 - Statue of St. FLorian - Opocno, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 15.932 E 016° 06.834
33U E 579388 N 5568748
Quick Description: A three chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. Florian
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/13/2019 2:09:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM119V3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:
The chronograms are 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 1734 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronograms:
Ita sVspIrat oratqVe eXCeLLentIssIMVs DnVs
DIVe tVo VotVM hoC fLorIane LeVaVIt honorI
hanC tV VrbeM a noXIIs DIVe tVere foCIs


Saint Florian is a Christian saint, and the patron saint of Linz, Austria; chimney sweeps; soapmakers, and firefighters. His feast day is May 4. St. Florian is also the patron of Upper Austria, jointly with Saint Leopold.

St. Florian was born about 250 AD in the ancient Roman city of Aelium Cetiumin in present-day Sankt Pölten, Austria. He joined the Roman army and advanced in the ranks, rising to commander of the imperial army in the Roman province of Noricum. In addition to his military duties, he was also responsible for organizing firefighting brigades. Florian organized and trained an elite group of soldiers whose sole duty was to fight fires.

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See also: (visit link)
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: Ita sVspIrat oratqVe eXCeLLentIssIMVs DnVs // DIVe tVo VotVM hoC fLorIane LeVaVIt honorI // hanC tV VrbeM a noXIIs DIVe tVere foCIs

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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