1713 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Bystré, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 37.842 E 016° 20.827
33U E 597280 N 5498442
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Bystré village
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/26/2019 9:37:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM104VK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 9

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal.
The inscription is somewhat dilapidated. The Latin text mentions the first name of Saint John of Nepomuk.
The Roman numerals of chronogram are (just little) larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.
The year 1713 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

See also: (visit link)

The chronogram: In te spero [sanC]te Ioannes non Conf[VnDar In] aetern[VM]
CZ: V tebe doufám, svatý Jane, at nejsem zmaten na veky



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)
Text of the original chronogram: In te spero [sanC]te Ioannes non Conf[VnDar In] aetern[VM]

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

Type of numerals used: Not listed

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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