The Palazzo del Banco di Santo Spirito, formerly the Palazzo della Zecca Vecchia, sports a beautiful bronze plaque to the Florentine goldsmith, sculptor & author Benvenuto Cellini (1500-71).
The plaque, which was erected in 1907 by the goldsmiths (orafi) of Rome, states that Cellini worked in the palazzo when it housed the papal mint (Zecca Papale).
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