1718 - Statue pedestal - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 04.768 E 014° 25.183
33U E 458481 N 5547626
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal the statue of St. John of Nepomuk beside the Church of the Holy Trinity
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 8/5/2018 11:35:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMYX82
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal. The statue of Jan Nepomuk was placed on the pedestal as yet (visit link) . The statue is currently missing due to its reconstruction. The inscription is somewhat dilapidated. The Latin text mentions the first name of Saint John of Nepomuk: IOANNIS
The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.
The year 1718 corresponds to the year of the statue donation by Ordre des Trinitaires (visit link) .

See also: (visit link)


The chronogram:
PIA IOANNIS INTERCE[SSIO]
SIT NOBIS
A CONFUSIONE PRAESERV[AT]I[O]
PECCATORIBUS CONVERSIO
POENITENTIBUS VENIA
FIDELIBUS DEFUNCTIS
REQUIES PERPETUA



CZ: Zbožná Janova záruka at je nám od zmatku uchránení, hríšníkum obrácení, kajícím se odpuštení, verným mrtvým odpocinutí vecné
EN (Google translation): God's John warranty, let us be safe from shame, the sinners of conversion, the repenting of forgiveness, the faithful dead rest of the eternal



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)
Text of the original chronogram: pIa IoannIs InterCe[ssIo] sIt nobIs a ConfVsIone praeserV[at]I[o] [p]eCCatorIbVs ConVersIo [p]oenItentIbVs VenIa [f]IDeLIbVs DefVnCtIs reqVIes perpetVa

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Type of numerals used: Not listed

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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