1713 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Ceská Trebová, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 54.154 E 016° 26.769
33U E 603849 N 5528801
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Ceská Trebová
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/11/2019 7:08:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM11M7C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
Views: 3

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 1713 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: In te spero sanCte Ioannes non ConfVnDar In aeternVM


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, spolecne se tremi dalšími sochami, se puvodne nacházela na moste pres reku Trebovku. Pred kostelem na trojbokém volutovém soklu, s rovnou rímsou s nárožními festony postavena socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého. Sokl bohate zdoben figurálními reliéfy - svržení sv. Jana z mostu, sv. Jan zpovídá, andel v oblacích s páskou a nápisem: IN TE SPERO SANCTE / IOANNES / NON CONFUNDAR IN AETERNUM. Na nárožích šnury z strapcu. Svetec v kanovnickém úboru drží v levé ruce krucifix, prst pravé ruky pred ústy. Záhyby roucha raseny jednoduchým zpusobem. Svetec má výrazný, ostre rezaný oblicej.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: In te spero sanCte Ioannes non ConfVnDar In aeternVM

English translation of the chronogram: In the hope that Saint John will not be lost forever

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

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