1683 - Marienstatue / Saint Mary's Statue - Klagenfurt, Austria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
N 46° 37.343 E 014° 18.544
33T E 447102 N 5163433
Quick Description: Chronogramm auf dem Sockel der Marienstatue / Chronogram on the pedestal of the Saint Mary's Statue
Location: Kärnten, Austria
Date Posted: 1/9/2020 12:52:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM11Y38
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 3

Long Description:
 
< DE >

Vor dem Dom von Klagenfurt befindet sich eine Marienstatue auf einem Sockel mit einer lateinischen Inschrift, die auch ein Chronogramm enthält:

haec statua
primitus posita
fuit ob liberatam
obsidione
vieñam caesis
fugatisque
turcis duodecima
mensis septembris

DeIparæ
VIrgInI
ChrIstIanorVM
aVXILIo

subinde elapsis
centenis
binisqve añis
renovata
fvit ab aliqvo
mariophilo

Das Chronogramm verweist auf das Jahr 1683, in dem Wien von der zweiten Wiener Türkenbelagerung befreit wurde. Die römischen Zahlen sind zur Verdeutlichung größer geschrieben und vergoldet.

 
< EN >

In front of Klagenfurt Cathedral there is a Saint Mary's Statue on a pedestal with a Latin inscription, which also contains a chronogram:

haec statua
primitus posita
fuit ob liberatam
obsidione
vieñam caesis
fugatisque
turcis duodecima
mensis septembris

DeIparæ
VIrgInI
ChrIstIanorVM
aVXILIo

subinde elapsis
centenis
binisqve añis
renovata
fvit ab aliqvo
mariophilo

The chronogram refers to the year 1683, when Vienna was liberated from the second Turkish siege. The Roman numerals are written larger and gilded for clarity.

Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: DeIparæ VIrgInI ChrIstIanorVM aVXILIo

English translation of the chronogram: The Virgin Mary, Help of Christians

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

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