After being arrested for smuggling ancient Greek coins in 1992, Italian coin dealer Italo Vecchi, has been charged for possession of stolen coins worth $1 million and accused of assisting in counterfeiting the provenance of the Sicilian Naxos silver coin, minted around 430 B.C.
From the mountains of Greece all the way to the mountains of regional Victoria in Australia, Macedon Distillery has formulated a unity of cultures to create authentic small batch spirits based on recipes passed down through generations of family history. The life and soul of the Mediterranean is family, friends and hospitality, and Macedon Distillery lives by this tradition.
The celebrated Greek statesman Pericles is credited with ordering the design and construction of the Parthenon between 447 and 432 BC as a temple for Athena—the goddess of wisdom, arts and literature and war. Still dominating the modern city of Athens, the Parthenon is a magnificent testimony to the glory and renown the city enjoyed throughout antiquity. Pericles had made no idle boast then when he emphatically stated that ‘…we shall be the marvel of the present day and of ages yet to come.