Kapodistrias tobacco case fetches 73,000 euros at auction


A gold tobacco case that belonged to Greece’s first governor, Ioannis Kapodistrias, was reportedly sold for 73,392 euros at a private auction at Zappeio Hall in Athens last weekend by the Vergos auction house.

Kapodistrias, a former diplomat for Russian Czar Alexander I, became Greece’s first governor in 1827 but was assassinated four years later by his political rivals.