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Why is this Latin text black but the Latin numerals are red?

The present day structure (Marian column (Prague)) is intended to be a very precise reconstruction of the original one built in 1650 that was torn down in 1918, when the original inscription was ...
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Why is this Latin text black but the Latin numerals are red?

Roman classical inscriptions had a tradition of using black and red paint, for instance, in wall calendars. This is not however a classical Roman inscription, but a late (modern) religious inscription ...
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