1726 - Statue pedestal - Šlapanov, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 32.511 E 015° 39.502
33U E 547630 N 5487901
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/18/2018 12:48:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ6GX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal.
The inscription is somewhat dilapidated. The Latin text mentions the name of Saint John of Nepomuk.The Roman numerals of chronograms are larger than the other letters, all characters of inscription are gold-colored. The year 1726 from the chronogram refers to erection of this statue.

The chronogram:
honorI & VeneratIonI DIVI IoannIs nepoMVCenI fIerI feCIt

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.

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Text of the original chronogram: honorI & VeneratIonI DIVI IoannIs nepoMVCenI fIerI feCIt

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

Type of numerals used: Not listed

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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