Ancient Coinage of Corcyra


Corcyra or Korkyra, modern day Corfu; an island in the Ionian Sea, off the coast of ancient Epiros, or modern Albania.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 130-131Corcyra. AR Triobol, 4th c. BC. 2.41g. Amphora with bunch of grapes hanging from each handle. / K-O between the rays of a star of eight rays. BMC 130-131.TextImage
BMC 140Corcyra, AR Hemidrachm, ca. 500-400 BC. Amphora. / K-O-Ρ and bunch of grapes in the rays of a star of eight rays. BMC 140-141; Mionnet Supp. III, 13; Prokesch-Osten 8 in Denkschriften 1854.TextImage
BMC 169Corcyra. Ca. 350-300 BC. AE 16. Forepart of bull right / bunch of grapes. TextImage
BMC 257Corcyra, AE civic issue, ca. 229-48 BC. (Early Roman times). KOΡKYΔA above prow right. / Φ-I and K-O to left and right of kantharos, bunch of grapes above. BMC 257-258; Mionnet Supp. III, 82.TextImage
BMC 322Corcyra. AR Didrachm, 229-48 BC. 22 mm, 4.47g. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. / Pegasos springing right, (usually with ΡK monogram above), ΠA monogram below. BMC 322.TextImage
BMC 333Corcyra, AE20. 229-48 BC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. / Amphora, ΡK monogram in left field. (No grapes above). BMC 333.TextImage
BMC 362Corcyra, AR Didrachm. c. 229-48 BC. 4.25 g. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. / Pegasos flying right, ABΡ and ΡK monograms below. BMC 362; SNG Cop 199.TextImage
BMC 369-371Corcyra, AR didrachm, 229-48 BC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. / AΡK monogram above Pegasos right on prow, palm branch in mouth, ΡK monogram below. BMC 369-371.TextImage
BMC 372Corcyra. AR didrachm, 229-48 BC. 21mm, 4.70g. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. / Pegasos springing right on prow, ΡK and vAΡK monograms below. BMC 372; Hoover HGC 65.TextImage
BMC 387Korkyra AR Hemidrachm. ca 229-48 BC. Pegasos flying left, ethnic in monogram form below / Head of Aphrodite left; monogram behind. McClean 5224. TextImage
BMC 432Corcyra, AE20. 229-48 BC. Head of Dionysos left, wreathed with ivy. / Amphora, CΡK monogram in left field, bunch of grapes in right field. BMC 432; Hoover HGC 82 (this coin illustrated).TextImage
BMC 514-515Corcyra. AE22, civic issue. 229-48 BC. Magistrate Nikanor. 10.17 g. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress, club over right shoulder. / KOΡKYΡAIΩN NIKANOΡ in two lines, forepart of galley right. BMC 514-515.TextImage
BMC 536Corcyra, Magistrate Philon, AE 20, 300-229 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / ΡK monogram (KOΡ) above ΦIΛΩN, Prow. TextImage
BMC 582-583Corcyra, AE26, semi-autonomous issue. 11.3 g. KOΡKYΡAIωN, laureate and draped bust of Apollo right, ΡK monogram behind head, lyre before head. / ZEYC KACIOC, Zeus Kasios, holding sceptre, seated left on chair with a high back. BMC 582-583; RPC IV 7851.TextImage
BMC 587-589Corcyra, AE20. 48 BC-AD 138. 6.44 g. AΓΡEYC, Agreus, wearing long robe standing left, holding cornucopiae (which resembles a horse's head). / ZEYC KACIOC, Zeus Kasios, holding sceptre, seated left on chair with a high back. BMC 587-589; Weber 3079 (this coin); SNG Cop. 250.TextImage
Mionnet II, 39Korkyra, AE13 civic issue, 300-229 BC. 2.13 g. Veiled head of Dione right, fish upright behind head / Prow of galley right, KOΡ monogram in right field. Mionnet II, 39; SNG Evelpidis 1927.TextImage
Mionnet Supp. III, 14Corcyra. AR Triobol, 4th c. BC. 16 mm, 2.09g. Amphora. / K-O-Ρ between the rays of a star of eight rays. Mionnet Supp. III, 14; SNG Cop 158.TextImage
Mionnet Supp III, 56Corcyra, AE11, ca. 400 BC. 3.58 g. K-O, Amphora. / Π-A, bunch of grapes on a stem. Mionnet Supp. III, 56.TextImage
Naumann 70, 34Corcyra?, AE, ca. 229-48 BC. 3.18 g. Bearded head right, hair bound in a taenia. / KOΡ, female deity standing left, holding torch (?) and sceptre. Unpublished. City attribution uncertain, possibly from Corinth, Korone or Koroneia.TextImage
Pegasi II 9Corcyra, AR Corinthian stater. 338-250 BC. 8.5 g. Pegasus with pointed wing, springing right. / Head of Athena right, vine leaf on a branch behind head, Λ (sideways) beneath neck. Pegasi II, 9; BMC 4-5 var (K beneath Pegasos).TextImage
SNG Cop 137Korkyra. ca 229-48 BC. AE 21mm. Head of Herakles right in lionskin / KOR monogram, prow of a galley right; ΦIΛΩN Prytanes. BMC 539. TextImage
SNG Cop 141Korkyra AR Stater. ca 550-500 BC. Cow standing right, head left, suckling calf standing left / Stellate pattern within double rectangles; square and diamond within. TextImage
SNG Cop 148Corcyra, silver obol, 0.973g, max. dia. 9.2mm. Scallop shell / Four pointed star of five pellets in incuse punch. SNG Cop 148; BMC Corcyra (Thessaly etc.) p. 120, 99 var. (swastika shape and K reverse).TextImage
SNG Cop 169Korkyra. ca 4th Century BC. AE 18mm. Dionysos, hurling a thyrsos, riding a galloping panther right / KOP, satyr standing right, emptying a large amphora into a krater. SNG Cop 169; BMC Thessaly 182-192; Weber 3054; Traité 21; Mionnet II, 28. TextImage
SNG Cop 182Korkyra, Epeiros, 300-229 BC, AE19. Prow right / K-O to left and right of kantharos. SNG Cop 182.TextImage
SNG Cop 198Corcyra (Corfu), AR didrachm, after 229 BC. 4.94g, 19mm. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / Pegasos flying right; o on MP below. SNG Cop 198.TextImage
SNG Cop 212Corykyra, early Roman rule, ca. ca 229-48 BC. AE18mm, 6.91 g. Wreathed head of Dionysos right / K-O to left and right of kantharos, wreathed and containing ivy branch. SNG Evelpidis 1944 var. (head left); SNG Copenhagen 212; BMC 316 var (two branches); BMC 396 var (bunch of grapes above).TextImage
SNG Cop 221Korkyra. Circa 229-48 BC. AE 17mm. Laureate head of Poseidon right; trident / Bull's head facing, in wreath. TextImage
SNG Cop 227Corcyra (Corfu), AE24, 11.68 g, 3rd-1st century BC. Jugate heads of youthful Herakles and Korkyra, wearing stephane, right / KOΡKYΡAIΩN AΡIΣTEAΣ AΡIΣTΩNOΣ, prow right. SNG Cop. 227; BMC 493.TextImage
SNG Cop 239Korkyra AE 23mm. Circa 229-48 BC. Laureate head of Poseidon right; trident behind / Prow of galley right; ΦIΛΩNIΔAΣ (Prytanes). TextImage
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SNG Cop 240Korkyra AE 27mm. ca 229-48 BC. Jugate heads of youthful Herakles, laureate, and Korkyra, in an ivy wreath, right / KOΡKYΡAIΩ-N, prow of a galley right; ΦIΛΩTAΣ Prytanes. BMC 557. TextImage
SNG Cop 251Korkyra. Circa 48 BC, 138 AD. AE 19mm. Zeus Casius enthroned left, holding sceptre / Agreus, holding cornucopiae, standing left betwen two columns. BMC Thessaly 591ff. TextImage
SNG Fitz 2637Korkyra. ~450-420 BC. AR Stater (9.82 gm). Cow standing left, head right, with suckling calf / Double stellate pattern in square frame; KOP around, thyrsos left. TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 659Septimius Severus AE18 of Korkyra (Corfu). AD 193-211. A K Λ CEΠ CEBHΡOC ΠE, Laureate head right / KOΡKYΡIΩN, Pegasus springing right. BMC 659; Calomino 33.TextImage
BMC 661Corcyra. Septimius Severus AE26. Λ C CEBHΡO C ΠEΡ CE, laureate bust right / KOΡKYΡΩN, Pegasus, bridled, galloping right. Lindgren 1480.TextImage
BMC 662Septimius Severus AE 24mm of Corcyra. A K Λ CEΠ CEYHΡOC ΠE, laureate head right / KOΡKYΡIΩN, galley sailing right; dolphin swimming right in exergue. BMC 662; SNG Cop 263. TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Lindgren II 1481Julia Domna, AE25 of Corcyra, Epirus, 10.18 gr. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right / KOΡKY-ΡAIΩN above and beneath Pegasus flying right. BMC 669; Calomino 35; Sear GIC 2326; Chaix 238; Lindgren II 1481.TextImage
CARACALLA
BMC 681Caracalla AE26 of Corcyra, Epirus. AD 198-217. 9.77 g. MA AV ANTΩNEINOC AV BΡIT, laureate head right. / KOΡKYΡAIΩN, galley right with sail and rowers, waves below. BMC 681; Calomino 43.TextImage
BMC 684Caracalla AE25 of Corcyra, Epirus. AD 198-217. 9.01 g. MA AV ANTΩNEINOC EVC AVΓ BΡIT, laureate head right. / KOΡKYΡAIΩN, galley right with sail and rowers, waves below. BMC 684; SNG Evelpidis 2033.TextImage
PLAUTILLA
BMC 691Plautilla AE 27mm of Corcyra. AD 202-205. ΠΛAYTIΛΛA CEBACTH, Draped bust right / KOΡKYΡAIΩN, Pegasos, bridled, flying right. BMC 691; Lindgren 1482; SNG Cop. 271; SNG Hunterian 614; Calomino 24.TextImage
Calomino 19Plautilla, AE30 of Corcyra. AD 202-205. 12.6 g. ΠΛAYTIΛΛA CEBACTH, draped bust right. / KOΡKYΡAIωN, tetrastyle temple seen in perspective with Apollo standing left within. Calomino 19; Moucharte 420-421; Price & Trell 400.Text< /A>Image
Calomino 21Plautilla, AE25 of Corcyra. AD 202-211. 11.42 g. ΠΛAYTIΛΛA CEBACTH, draped bust right. / KOΡKYΡAIωN, masted galley sailing left with oarsmen, waves below. Calomino 21; Moucharte 674- 679; Chaix 241; Mionnet II, 74.Text Image
Mionnet II, 76Plautilla, AE22; 6.05 g.of Korkyra (Corfu), Epirus. ΠΛAYTIΛΛA CEBA, draped bust right / KOΡKYΡAIwN, Hera standing left, raising right hand. Mionnet II, 76; Calomino 27.TextImage
GETA
SNG Cop 277Geta AE23 of Corcyra. AD 209-212. A K ΠO CE ΓETAC CE, laureate, cuirassed bust right. / KOΡKYΡAIΩN, Ares standing right, holding spear and parazonium. BMC 696; Calomino 13; SNG Cop. 277; Chaix 243.TextImage