1707 & 1711 - Sloup Nejsvetejší Trojice / The Most Holy Trinity Column - Žatec (North-West Bohemia)
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Quick Description: Two chronograms, located on the cartouche located on the west side of the pedestal of the Baroque Most Holy Trinity Column (Sloup Nejsvetejší Trojice in Žatec, indicate the years when the work funded by the donator Johann Clemens Calderar was done.
Location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 6/1/2020 2:49:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM12HVY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:

Two chronograms, located on the cartouche located on the west side of the pedestal of the Baroque Most Holy Trinity Column (Sloup Nejsvetejší Trojice in Žatec, indicate the years when the work funded by the donator Johann Clemens Calderar was done.

The monumental Baroque Column of the Most Holy Trinity located in the middle of Námestí Svobody (Liberty Square) in Žatec, was built by sculptor František Tollinger from Litomerice as a protection against plague epidemics in the years 1707–1713. The almost 20 m high column was in the majority built on the basis of the will of the local pharmacist Johann Clemens Calderar, who bequeathed the money spent on the sale of his pharmacy for its construction. The gift is reminiscent of a cartouche (located on the west side of the pedestal of the column) with chronograms, the coat of arms of a donor and a relief depicting the pharmacist Calderar and his wife praying to the Virgin Mary. The column was completed by the sculptor Jan Karel Vetter from Žatec in 1735.


JOANNES CLEMENS CALDERAR CONSUL
S PHARMAQ REUS ZIATEC(E)NS COLUMNA(M) FUNDAVIT
CVIVS UXOR ANNA BARBARA ROSALIA ADIURA(VI)T
IN VITA ~
~ SPLENDOR CLEMENTIÆ FVIT (I)
AETATIS SEXAGINTA LEGE
PRO MEMORIA
SVCCESSOR ANTONIVS DOMANOS



Jan Klement Calderar, konšel,
lékárník žatecký, sloup založil,
  jehož manželka Anna Barbara Rozálie prísahala,  
v živote
lesk/nádhera/vážnost mírnosti/laskavosti byla
veku šedesátého cti / podle zákona
na památku nástupce Antonín Domanos



Johann Clemens Calderar, councilor,
pharmacist Zatec, column founded,
whose wife Anna Barbara Rozálie swore,
in life
shine / splendor / seriousness of meekness / kindness was
read age of the sixtieth / according to the law
in memory
successor Antonius Domanos
 

Summa of Latin numerals from the first chronogram, MDCLLVII, gives the date of the beginning of works financed from will of Johann Clemens Calderar - 1707.

Summa of Latin numerals from the second chronogram, MDCCVVI, gives the date of the finishing of works financed from will of Johann Clemens Calderar - 1711.

Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: spLenDor CLeMentIae fVIt / sVCCessor antonIVs DoManos

English translation of the chronogram: see the Detailed Description

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

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