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Coin type: Five Gazzete (Italian)
Description

According to Coins and Medals of the Septinsular Republic by Pavlos Lambru, minted in Garitsa, Kerkyra (Corfu).

CountrySeptinsular Republic CurrencyGazeta
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value5 (x Gazeta)
Year produced1801 CurrentNo (demonetised 1819)
MaterialCopper Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)23
Obverse

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.

Obverse inscriptionΕΠΤΑΝΗΣΟΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ
Reverse

Value in Italian and the year: 5 GAZZETE 1801 (5 Gazetes 1801), surrounded by a chain-like circle. It has to be noted that the coin illustrating this entry in Krause catalogues has an error and shows a date of 1081.

Reverse inscription5 GAZZETE 1801
Edge Edge inscription
Notes

Additional information:

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).

List of 1 coins of type: Five Gazzete (Italian) from Septinsular Republic
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Five Gazzete 1801 (Italian) unknown ΕΠΤΑΝΗΣΟΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ