Korkyra — A settlement in Central Greece also known as Kerkyra - Corcyra
Corfu is a city on the island of Corfu, Greece. According to Strabo, the Liburnians were masters of the island and city until 735 BC, when they left it, under pressure of Corinthian ruler Hersikrates, in a period of Corinthian expansion to South Italy, Sicily and Ionian Sea.

In 229 BC, following the naval battle of Paxos, it was captured by the Illyrians, but was speedily delivered by a Roman fleet and remained a Roman naval station until at least 189 BC. At this time, it was governed by a prefect (presumably nominated by the consuls), but in 148 BC it was attached to the province of Macedonia. In 31 BC, it served Octavian as a base against Mark Antony.

During the break-up of the Byzantine Empire the island was occupied by Genoese privateers (1197–1207), who in turn were expelled by the Venetians. They retained it until the French Occupation of 1797.

Modern location: Corfu, Greece
(1) Korkyra
An AR Didrachm struck c. 229-48 BC in Korkyra
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right wearing ivy-wreath

Reverse: Pegasos; below prow right (KP) (AV) (KP)

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.7 g
No notes for this coin
HGC 6, 65