1708 - Statuary pedestal - Prague, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 05.181 E 014° 24.767
33U E 457991 N 5548396
Quick Description: Two chronograms on the pedestal the statuary of Madonna, Ss. Dominic and Thomas Aquinas on Charles Bridge
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 8/11/2018 1:18:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMYYHE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 30

Long Description:
Two chronograms are located on the sandstone pedestal of the statuary. The Roman numerals of chronograms are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.

The chronograms:
sanCto DoMInICo aVth orI
EN: To St. Dominicthe founder

sanCto thoMæ aqVInatI DoCtorI
EN: To St. Thomas Aquinas the teacher

The Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge (visit link) is a historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV (visit link) , and finished in the beginning of the 15th century.
The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style, originally erected around 1700 but now all replaced by replicas.

Saint Dominic (Spanish: Domingo), often called Dominic de Guzmán (1170 - 1221), founder of the Friars Preachers, popularly called the Dominicans or Order of Preachers (OP).

Saint Thomas Aquinas (Aquino 1225 - Fossanova 1274), Italian Dominican priest of the Catholic Church, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: sanCto DoMInICo aVth orI

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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