Korkyra, Korkyra, AR Stater, c. 350/30-290/70 BC
City/Region:
Korkyra, Korkyra
Denomination:
AR Stater
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 350/30-290/70 BC
Obverse:
Cow standing right, looking back at suckling calf below, standing left; above, star
Reverse:
K-O-P, double stellate pattern divided by line, within double linear square border; below, spear-head; all within linear circular border
Size:
22mm, 9.76g, 5h
Grade:
VF, obverse slightly off centre, toned
Rarity:
rare
Provenance:
ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 411 (13 December 2017), Lot 32
References:
Meadows, CH (forthcoming) 246 (this coin); BMC Thessaly [Corcyra] p. 122, 126-129; Fried group IV; HGC 6, 37

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This coin will be published in the forthcoming volume of Coin Hoards.

Korkyra (Corcyra or Kerkyra) was an ancient city situated on what is modern day Corfu, an Ionian Greek island. Its name possibly derived from the word 'Gorgon' (i.e. Medusa), Korkyra was an important trading centre due to its harbours. Its coinage directly inspired the very similar coinage issued by its colonies Apollonia and Dyrrhachion.