1727 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Rantírov, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 24.505 E 015° 30.871
33U E 537324 N 5472986
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Rantírov village
Location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/27/2019 12:26:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM11PNJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 11

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 1727 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: faMae perICLI tantIs et VerItatIs Defenso rI statVa eX pIetate obLata 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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Barokní socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého datovaná v chronogramu do roku 1727 je osazena na vysokém hranolovém soklu s rytými rámy a latinským nápisem. Podživotní postava svetce se smeknutým biretem a krucifixem v nárucí je ztvárnena ve výrazném kontrapostu.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: faMae perICLI tantIs et VerItatIs Defenso rI statVa eX pIetate obLata est

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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