1729 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Holešovice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 57.632 E 015° 58.246
33U E 569628 N 5534694
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk beside of Holešovice village
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/28/2019 9:05:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM1054X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
Views: 12

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal.
The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are red color-coded from the rest of the text.
The year 1729 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: anno qVo Ionnes De nepoMVC patronVs noster Inter sanCtos InsertVs fVerat posIta est


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.

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U hlavní silnice Chrudim - Vysoké Mýto pod skupinou starých stromu stojí na vysokém soklu volutovém, socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého. Postava v životní velikosti, mírný kontrapost, pokrcená pravá noha, svetec oblecen v reholní roucho. Pravá ruka smeruje k zemi, levá vzpažena vzhuru. Kolem hlavy svatozár. Vzadu na soklu nápis : STATVA/ERECTA/SAN/CTI IOANNIS/DIE XIIII NO/VEMBRIS Vpredu na soklu nápis : ANNO QVO/IONNES DE NE/POMVC PATRO/NVS NOSTER IN/TER SANCTOS/INSERTVS FV/ERAT POSITA/EST. Pravá ruka smerující k zemi drží kvadrátek, levá ruka v pokrcení, je do ní vsazen kovový zlacený kríž. Do ramen je vsazen kovový nimbus s peti šesticípými hvezdami.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: anno qVo Ionnes De nepoMVC patronVs noster Inter sanCtos InsertVs fVerat posIta est

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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