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).
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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