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Column of Justice (or Infamous) –

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In Piazza Mercantile, right next to Palazzo del Sedile, there is a white marble column surmounted by a sphere and a stone lion crouching at the base, which bears the inscription 'Custos Iusticiae', guardian of justice, on its chest. This is the Column of Justice and was erected at the behest of Peter of Toledo, the Spanish viceroy, in the mid-sixteenth century, to punish insolvent debtors, bankrupts and bankrupts, who were tied up and "exposed to the public". It is therefore not difficult to understand why the column bears this name, although it is more often identified as the Colonna Infame.

Column of Justice (or Infamous) –

Piazza Mercantile, 70, 70122 Bari BA, Italy

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