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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Epirus| > GS91474
Korkyra (Corfu), Island off Epirus, Greece, c. 450 - 400 B.C.
|Epirus|, |Korkyra| |(Corfu),| |Island| |off| |Epirus,| |Greece,| |c.| |450| |-| |400| |B.C.|, Corfu is a picturesque island near the coasts of Albania and Greece. The advantageous trade position allowed Corcyra to play an important role in Greek history. After the Byzantine Empire gradually collapsed it was ruled by Venice from 1401 to 1797, during which time the Turks laid several sieges against its impregnable Byzantine castle.
GS91474. Silver hemidrachm, BMC Thessaly p. 119, 82; HGC 6 45 (R1); SNG Cop -, VF, well centered, toned, light marks, edge split, Corcyra (Corfu) mint, weight 2.412g, maximum diameter 14.7mm, die axis 180o, c. 450 - 400 B.C.; obverse female head right (Korkyra or Dione), wearing stephane, K behind; reverse star with eight rays and pellet in center, K on right between rays; very rare; SOLD










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