1058216 | CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Prague. 1850 Bronzed AE Medal. PCGS SP64.
By Drentwett. Edge: Plain. 45mm. 30.90gm. View of St. Vitus Cathedral (the Veitsdom) /
View of the tomb of Saint Nepomuk within the Cathedral. cf. Donebauer 4734 and 4735.
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Saint John of Nepomuk or John Nepomucene (c. 1345 – 20 March 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 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.
St. John of Nepomuk Brotherhood. View of the Veitsdoms. Rv. View of the tomb of Saint Nepomuk in the Veitdom.