1713 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Nehvizdy, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 07.853 E 014° 43.801
33U E 480703 N 5553217
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Nehvizdy village
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 1/12/2020 9:20:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM11YPX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
Views: 2

Long Description:
The chronogram is 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 inscription is very difficult to read.

The year 1713 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: anno CVrrente DeCIMo tertIo posItVs

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.

Source and more information: (visit link)

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Socha svetce je umístena vedle kostela sv. Václava na návsi pri Pražské ulici.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: anno CVrrente DeCIMo tertIo posItVs

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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