1750 - Statue of St. Anthony of Padua - Opocno, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 16.307 E 016° 07.231
33U E 579849 N 5569449
Quick Description: A three chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. Anthony of Padua
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/13/2019 2:52:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM119V9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:
The chronograms are 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 year 1750 from the chronograms referring to erection of the statue.

The chronograms:
hanC DIVe antonI statVaM tIbI strVXIt honorans serVVs perpetVo Vota saCrata ferens // 1750
tantIs a sIgnIs antonI DIVe CorVsCas Vt neVter seXVs sat nVMerare qVeat // 1750
IstI sVnt testes sVa qVotqVot perDIta qV{ae}rVnt aCCIpIVnt qVanDo te paDVane rogant // 1750



St. Anthony of Padua was born in the end of the 12th century in a wealthy family of Lisbon, but devoted his life to church. As a young man, he left for a missionary journey to Morocco, Africa, but he was stricken down by a severe illness and was compelled to sail back. The stormy sea drove his ship to the Sicily Island from where Anthony journeyed to Assisi where he became a member of the Order of Grey Friars.

Even some alleged miracles are connected to his person; the best known legend speaks about Anthony's sermon on a Rimini beach where even fish put their heads out of water to hear the preacher's words.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: hanC DIVe antonI statVaM tIbI strVXIt honorans serVVs perpetVo Vota saCrata ferens // tantIs a sIgnIs antonI DIVe CorVsCas Vt neVter seXVs sat nVMerare qVeat // IstI sVnt testes sVa qVotqVot perDIta qV{ae}rVnt aCCIpIVnt qVanDo te paDVane rogant

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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