1731 - Statue of St. Donatus of Arezzo - Tetín, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 25.495 E 015° 37.919
33U E 544891 N 5586067
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. Donatus of Arezzo in centre of Tetín village
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/30/2019 8:43:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM11J7F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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 1731 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.


The chronogram: sangVInee ?ftotVIs Donate patronVs rIgIDa etanef?tIs fVLgV?apeL LepLagIs aDaras


Saint Donatus of Arezzo (Italian: San Donato di Arezzo) is the patron saint of Arezzo, and considered a bishop of the city.

A Passio of Donatus' life was written by a bishop of Arezzo, Severinus; it is of questionable historicity. He calls Donatus a martyr, though Donatus is described as a bishop and confessor of the faith in ancient sources rather than as a martyr. An early hagiography of Donatus was already known to Gregory the Great.

According to tradition, Donatus was martyred on August 7, 362 during the reign of Julian the Apostate and was a native of Nicomedia.

The general attributes of sculpture of St. Donatus: episcopal dress; Communion chalice; sword; fighting a dragon

Source and more information: (visit link)

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Sloup se sochou sv. Donáta je situován na malé kruhové návsi obce Tetín. Materiálem je pískovec, dílo orientováno k SZ - strane. Na dvoustupnovém soklu (o rozmerech 88 x 88 cm a výšce 71 cm (44 + 27)) ukonceném ustupujícím oblounem spocívá štíhlý hranolový podstavec (s rozmery 51 x 54 cm a výškou 118 cm). Podstavec v dolní cásti banatý, jeho bocní a prední strany mají zrcadla s vtesaným orámováním a s pulkruhove vyríznutými rohy. V zrcadle celní strany vtesaný špatne citelný nápis s chronogramem.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: sangVInee ?ftotVIs Donate patronVs rIgIDa etanef?tIs fVLgV?apeL LepLagIs aDaras

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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