1775 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Mnich, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 18.008 E 014° 57.915
33U E 497473 N 5460822
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Mnich village
Location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/25/2019 8:54:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM11P9P
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 chronogram: non ConfVnDetVr CVM LoqVetVr

The note: the inscription is very good readable. My calculation gives me 1775 as opposed to information (1726) (visit link) from the Czech National Register of Monuments.

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)


Polychromovaná barokní plastika v mírne nadživotní velikosti pusobive zušlechtuje intravilán obce. Socha svetce v typickém kanovnickém rouchu stojí na hranolovém soklu s rytým latinským textem s chronogramem a letopoctem 1726.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: non ConfVnDetVr CVM LoqVetVr

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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