1762 - Statue of St. Wenceslaus - Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic
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N 49° 58.347 E 016° 23.413
33U E 599687 N 5536494
Quick Description: Three chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. Wenceslaus
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/12/2019 11:25:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM11MDJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The chronograms are located on the sandstone pedestal. The Roman numerals of chronograms are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.

The year 1762 from the chronograms referring to erection of the statue.


The double chronogram on the front side of the pedestal:
sanCte VVenCesLae Defensor regnI boeMIae // 1762
nos ab hoste protege atoVe CLIentVM preCes Deo porrIge // 1762

The chronogram on the back side of the pedestal:
pro gLorIa DeI neCnon honore DIVI patronI regnIa VVenCesLao sIChra CIVe aVstensIs heC statVa proprIIs eXpensIs eXtat ereCta // 1762

The first Czech saint and the patron saint of the Czech state, Wenceslas (Václav in Czech) served as duke of Bohemia from 921 until his death in 929 or 935. Though he died young, this martyr’s accomplishments were many. He built numerous churches in Bohemia and was deeply respected as a pious, moral, educated and intelligent man who promoted the Christian faith and took care of the poor, the sick, the widowed and the orphaned by doing charitable deeds.

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Podstavec trojdílný s postranními lomenými volutami, zakonceno profilovanou rímsou. Po stranách šnurky strapcu, vpredu medailon s rokajovými motivy, nápis s chronogramem 1762. Svetec stojící, s visutým brichem, pravou nohou nakrocenou, v kolene neprirozene vykroucenou. Svetec v krátkých kalhotách, kabát je prepásán šerpou, na nem plášt s hermelínem, pres nej retez, na kterém je zavešen medailon s boleslavskou P.Marií. Pravou rukou se opírá o žerd praporu, v levici má maršálskou hul, na hlave knížecí korunu. Nápis v kartuši: SANCTE WENCESLAE / DEFENSOR REGNI BOEMIAE / NOS AB HOSTE PROTEGE / ATOVE CLIENTVM PRECES DEO / PORRIGE Vzadu nápis: PRO GLORIA DEI NECNON HONORE / DIVI PATRONI REGNI WENCESLAO / SICHRA CIVE AVSTENSI / HEC STATVA PROPRIIS EXPENSIS / EXTAT ERECTA / 1762. D: IAV.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: sanCte VVenCesLae Defensor regnI boeMIae // nos ab hoste protege atoVe CLIentVM preCes Deo porrIge // pro gLorIa DeI neCnon honore DIVI patronI regnIa VVenCesLao sIChra CIVe aVstensIs heC statVa proprIIs eXpensIs eXtat ereCta

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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