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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 49, December 3, 2006, Article 12

YOSSI DOTAN'S VISIT TO THE ITALIAN STATE MINT MUSEUM

Yossi Dotan writes: "It is unfortunate for Dr. Howard Berlin that
he was unable to visit the Italian State Mint Museum at Via XX
Settembre, Rome. In June 2002 I spent almost three hours in the
museum, assisted by Ms. Buccolini (my knowledge of Italian is even
less than her knowledge of English so I was unable to find out
whether she is the curator). She was so kind to show me her cards
pertaining to various coins I was interested in, from which I
copied information for my files on modern world coins depicting
watercraft.

The museum is in the building of the Zecca della Stato, the Italian
State Mint. I went there to the security personnel, who phoned Ms.
Buccolini to find out whether she could accommodate a visitor.
After depositing my passport with them I was taken to the museum.

Obviously, the museum has a large collection of Italian coins,
including those of its colonies in Africa, but there were also
many world coins  and beautiful wax models for coins and medals.

Back home I wrote to Ms. Buccolini at SAM@ipzs.it to thank her for
her assistance. It may be advisable for Dr. Berlin, or other E-Sylum
readers, to write to that address (hoping it is still valid) to find
out the opening hours of the museum when they plan a visit to Rome."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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