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1729 / 1789 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Ruda nad Moravou, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 58.546 E 016° 52.489
33U E 634425 N 5537621
Quick Description: Two chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Olomoucký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/4/2019 11:57:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM11K3M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 2

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 1789 from the chronograms referring to erection of the statue.


The chronograms:
statVa DIVo IoannIs nepoMVCeno eXstrVCta anno saLVtIs repara?? // 1729
haeCCe statVa sVbaCtVa LIbeLLo CVMtVrCa sanCto fer Vore IoannIs beran ItarenoVata est. // 1789


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.

Source and more information: (visit link)
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: statVa DIVo IoannIs nepoMVCeno eXstrVCta anno saLVtIs repara?? // haeCCe statVa sVbaCtVa LIbeLLo CVMtVrCa sanCto fer VoreIoannIs beran ItarenoVata est.

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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