1763 - Statue of St. Wenceslaus - Mestec Králové, Czech Republic
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N 50° 12.527 E 015° 18.285
33U E 521745 N 5561889
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. Wenceslaus in Mestec Králové
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/31/2019 10:48:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM11J9X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 10

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 1763 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.


The chronogram: sanCte VVenCesLae beneDIC CIVItatI et praesentI VVILLae sVCCVrre CLIentI te InVoCantI erVCtVs terrae ne pereat et hostIs IIs ne noCeat
CZ: Svatý Václave, požehnej obci a prítomnému stavení, prispechej na pomoc chránenci tebe vzývajícímu,
plod zeme at nezhyne a neprítel jim at neškodí


St. Wenceslaus - the main patron saint of Bohemia.
The first Czech saint and the patron saint of the Czech state, Wenceslas (Václav in Czech) served as duke of Bohemia from 921 until his death in 929 or 935. Though he died young, this martyr’s accomplishments were many. He built numerous churches in Bohemia and was deeply respected as a pious, moral, educated and intelligent man who promoted the Christian faith and took care of the poor, the sick, the widowed and the orphaned by doing charitable deeds.

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Socha stojí pri cp. 500, pri silnici do Nového Bydžova. Na pomerne nárocne ztvárneném podstavci s heraldickou výzdobou stojí plastika svetce vyvedená v životní velikosti. Svetec je pojednán tradicním zpusobem. Materiál pískovec. Celková výška asi 4 m. Bez polychromie.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: sanCte VVenCesLae beneDIC CIVItatI et praesentI VVILLae sVCCVrre CLIentI te InVoCantI erVCtVs terrae ne pereat et hostIs IIs ne noCeat

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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