Archangel, the field commander of the Army of God. He is often depicted slaying Satan represented as a dragon, and with a shield with text quis ut deus (Who is like God?, a literal translation of the name Michael).
Stone statue of Sint Michael impaling a dragon with a cross staff.
Dei & Apost: Sedis Gratia,
Episcop. Pad: S.R.I.P. Comes
Pyrmontan., Præposit. Hildes: L.B. Wolf Metternich
ex Gracht. Ecclesiã hanc in Honorem S. Michaelis
Archangeli a Fundamentis Extruxit.
paX per te patrIæ MICaeL VIVentIbVs VrbIs
Ora pro paDerIs, ense tVere tVs.
The last two lines are a chronogram for 1696
Locatie (N 51°43'13" - E 8°45'12") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: denw399; Photograph: 12 September 2015
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