1709 - Statuary pedestal - Prague, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 05.231 E 014° 24.439
33U E 457601 N 5548492
Quick Description: The three chronograms on the pedestal the statuary of Holy Savior with Cosmas and Damian on Charles Bridge
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 8/12/2018 12:08:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMYYR3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
Views: 23

Long Description:
The chronogram are located on the sandstone pedestal.
The Latin text mentions the first name of Saint John of Nepomuk:
The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.

The chronogram:
Inter DIVos hIppoCra tI CosMa
EN: To Cosmas, the Hippocrates among the saints

IesV ChrIsto orbIs MeDI Co
EN: To Jesus Christ, the healer of the world

pIoqVe fratri CoeLIgaLe no DaMI anoa
EN: To the pious brother Damian, the Galen from Heaven

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.

Saints Cosmas and Damian (Greek: ??sµ?? ?a? ?aµ?a???) (d. ca. 287), twins and early Christian martyrs; practised the art of healing in the seaport of Aegea (modern Ayas), then in the Roman province of Syria. Accepting no payment for their services led to them being named "?????????" (Unmercenary); it has been said that, by this, they attracted many to the Christian faith.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: Inter DIVos hIppoCra tI CosMa

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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