Shortly after the Papadimitrious case, forensic archaeologist Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis finds himself again contacted and threatened by well-known names connected to the trade of illicit antiquities: this time, it is Giacomo Medici who intimidates him. You can find the letter of Giacomo Medici to Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis here.
Intimidation and threatening occurs simply for pointing out publicly the connections between the objects on sale and the hands of antiquity dealers these objects passed through; names, which make an illicit origin of the objects quite likely. As already posted also within this blog (see here, or also here and here), Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis identifies antiquities at auctions or on sale in antiquity shops which have passed through the hands of known and convicted antiquity dealers as Robin Symes, Giacomo Medici, or Gianfranco Becchina.
Further information on the Medici case(s): Watson, P. – Todeschini, C. 2007. The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Journey of Looted Antiquities – From Italy’s Tomb Raiders to the World’s Greatest Museums (New York).