1759 - Statue pedestal - Ricany, Czech Republic
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N 49° 59.510 E 014° 39.300
33U E 475270 N 5537780
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Ricany village
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/16/2018 12:30:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ66T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal. The old Czech text of chronogram mentions the first name (CZ: Janem) 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:
CZ: CHCEssI BEJT ZAHANBENI FRAJ, S JANEM NEDOSTATKI BLIZNIHO TAJ
EN (Google translation): If you wish to be freed, with John keep it secret


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)
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: ChCessI beIt zahanbenI fraI, s IaneM neDostatkI bLIznIho taI

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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