The Turkish siege of Sinj in 1715, Virgil Meneghello Dinčić (copied)

22 September 1716 – Crowning of the Image of the Miraculous Madonna of Sinj

In honour of their heavenly patroness and as token of gratitude to Her for miraculous defence and deliverance of Sinj from the Ottoman siege, officers and soldiers collected 80 sequins (Venetian gold coins) and had a golden crown with a cross made in Venice in order to crown the image of the Mother of Mercy. On the crown there is an inscription reading IN PERPETUUM CORONATA TRIUMPHAT - ANNO MDCCXV (Triumph in eternal coronation – the year of 1715). The Archbishop of Split, Stjepan Cupilli, crowned the Image after the votive mass had been celebrated.

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