Detailed information about coin type: Five Gazetae (Greek) from Septinsular Republic:
According to Coins and Medals of the Septinsular Republic by Pavlos Lambru, minted in Garitsa, Kerkyra (Corfu).
|Face value||5 (x Gazeta)|
|Year produced||1801||Current||No (demonetised 1819)|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round|
|Size (mm)||Thickness (mm)|
Winged lion of San Marco (St Mark) holding the Gospel (or in some interpretations a shield) and seven arrows. Around, ΕΠΤΑΝΗΣΟΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ meaning "Septinsular (Seven-Island) State" in Greek.
The Lion of San Marco is the symbol of the city of Venice and formerly of the Republic of Venice, which ruled the Ionian Islands for centuries until they were formed into the short-lived Septinsular Republic in 1801.
Value in Greek and the year: 5 ΓΑΖΕΤΑΙΣ 1801 (5 Gazetes 1801), surrounded by a chain-like circle.
5 ΓΑΖΕΤΑΙΣ 1801
Λάμπρου, Παύλος (1844). Νομίσματα και μετάλλια της Επτανήσου πολιτείας, ISBN 978-960-258-102-5 (Coins and Medals of the Septinsular Republic by Pavlos Lambru).
|Five Gazetae 1801 (Greek)||unknown||ΕΠΤΑΝΗΣΟΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ|