1708 - Statue pedestal - Prague, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 05.212 E 014° 24.538
33U E 457719 N 5548455
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal the statue Saint Augustine on Charles Bridge
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 8/12/2018 11:22:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMYYQK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 20

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 chronogram:
DoCtorVM prInCIpI
EN: To the prince among teachers

The other Latin inscription:
DoCtorVM prInCIpI Magno Religionum Patriarchiae Divo Patri Augustino pietas filialis erexit
EN: To the prince among teachers, the great patriarch of the Church, St. Augustine. Erected by his proud sons

The Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge (visit link) is a historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV (visit link) , and finished in the beginning of the 15th century.
The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style, originally erected around
1700 but now all replaced by replicas.

Saint Augustine (354 - 430), Bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria), philosopher and theologian; his writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: DoCtorVM prInCIpI

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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