1708 - Statue pedestal - Prague, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 05.206 E 014° 24.566
33U E 457751 N 5548445
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue Saint Jude Thaddeus on Charles Bridge
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 8/12/2018 10:26:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMYYQ0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 17

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:
DeVoto ChrIstI aMICo
EN: To the devoted friend of Jesus Christ

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 Jude Thaddeus, one of the Twelve Apostles (clearly distinguished from Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus).
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: DeVoto ChrIstI aMICo

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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