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Four ornamental sculptures representing the four seasons were added to the Ponte Santa Trinita in 1608 to celebrate Cosimo II de’ Medici’s wedding. After the German bombing, the head of Spring was lost. American soldiers aiding the city during its reconstruction put an advertisement in the paper offering a sizable reward for the return of the head. It worked, and today Spring bears only a seam around her neck to remind her of her temporary beheading.

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