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1736 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Ceský Rudolec, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 04.116 E 015° 19.457
33U E 523686 N 5435132
Quick Description: Three chronograms on the pedestal of the statuary of St. John of Nepomuk in Ceský Rudolec
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/30/2019 1:29:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM11PZW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

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 inscription is almost unreadable, only some letters can be read.

The year 1736 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronograms:
front side - double chronogram:
sanCto IoannI nepoMVCeno paVpertatIs refVgIo orbIs gaVDIo et patrono eX asse // 1736
offert et se gratI? genVfLeXa sVbsternIt rVDoLeCensIVM IgnIta pIetas // 1736

upper stand (missing photo - the inscription was so unreadable that I didn't notice it)
s.Ioannese XaVDI tIbI pIes Vbstratos et sVsCIepe Cor nostrVM // 1736



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)

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Na dvou žulových stupních je osazen dolní podstavec lichobežníkového pudorysu s nárožními volutami. V jeho celní stene se v kartuši nalézá nápis: SANCTO IOANNI NEPOMVCENO / PAVPERTATIS REFVGIO / ORBIS GAVDIO ET PATRONO / EX ASSE OFFERT / ET SE GRATI? GENVFLEXA / SVBSTERNIT / RVDOLECENSIVM IGNITA PIETAS“ Dolní podstavec ukoncuje profilovaná rímsa. Na horním podstavci obdélného pudorysu je vytesán dvourádkový nápis : „S.IOANNESE XAVDI TIBI PIES VBSTRATOS / ET SVSCIEPE COR NOSTRVM.“ Svetec v kontrapostu je oden v tradicní knežské roucho. V levé pozdvižené ruce drží zlacený kríž, a pravou rukou se dotýká klecící postavy v poutnickém šate, ke které shlíží. Kolem svetcovi hlavy je na dráte osazeno pet hvezd. Približne jeden a pul metru pred postavcem je umístneno kamenné klekátko
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: sanCto IoannI nepoMVCeno paVpertatIs refVgIo orbIs gaVDIo et patrono eX asse // offert et se gratI? genVfLeXa sVbsternIt rVDoLeCensIVM IgnIta pIetas // s.Ioannese XaVDI tIbI pIes Vbstratos et sVsCIepe Cor nostrVM

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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