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1719 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 08.978 E 014° 59.888
33U E 499863 N 5444089
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/30/2019 9:05:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM11Q3W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

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 1719 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: sIstIte et LegIte. MIrabILIs DeVs In sanCtIs sVIs

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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Socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého stojí na Pražské ulici u mostu pres Nežárku na jejím levém brehu. Spodní cást kamenného soklu má tvar kvádru. V celní stene je umístnen nápis: „Pro gLorIa DeI et sanCtI IoannIs / Pragae LeVatI posVIv IereMIas Krebs“ Horní zužující se cást soklu s konkávními hranami je opatren nápisem ve ctyrech rádcích. „SIstIte et Le/gIte. MIrabI / Lis DeVs In / sanCtIs sVIs.“ Svetec je oden v tradicním knežském rouchu na hlave s biretem. Levou ruku má volne spuštenou podél tela, v pravé drží kríž s palmovou ratolestí.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: sIstIte et LegIte. MIrabILIs DeVs In sanCtIs sVIs

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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