In the meanwhile, Teuta had ordered south a large naval expedition with most of the ships heading to attack Korkyra. The Korkyraeans sought assistance from the Leagues of Greece. Ten Achaean ships were engaged by the Illyrian fleet off the island Paxos south of Korkyra. By superior tactics the Illyrians managed to win this battle and capture five ships. Korkyra surrendered and was occupied, a garrison led by Demetrios of Pharos, an ally of Teuta, settled on the island. The Illyrians were now on the point of controlling all of the coastline north of the Gulf of Corinth, including all of the sea routes to Sicily and Italy via Korkyra. Almost immediately in 229 BC, the Roman consul Gnaeus Fulvius Centumalus sailed with 200 ships to Korkyra. Demetrios had fallen out of favor with Teuta and welcomed the Romans and surrendered it's garrison. Korkyra became a 'friend of Rome' and would from now on rely on Roman protection against the Illyrians. Korkyra was from now on a Roman naval base on a strategic position in the Ionian sea. Around 189 BC it was governed by a Roman prefect and in 148 BC it was attached to the province of Macedonia. Korkyra kept it's autonomy and was allowed to issue both silver as bronze coins. This is an example of a bronze coin issued during the Roman rule, fitting perfectly in my Greek islands subcollection: Islands off Epeiros, Korkyra. Roman rule, circa 229-48 BC. AE. Obverse: Ivy-wreathed head of Dionysos to left. Reverse: K-O Amphora; above, grape bunch. Reference: BMC 428-30. HGC 6, 82 corr (kantharos). 5,78g; 18mm From the Vineyard Collection, privately purchased from Classical Numismatic Group in December 1998 (inv. no. 708814). Post your coins from Korkyra!