Detailed information about Coin: Five Gazetae 1801 (Greek) from Septinsular Republic
|Face value||5 (x Gazeta)||Type||Five Gazetae (Greek)|
|Year||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.
|Obverse inscription||ΕΠΤΑΝΗΣΟΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ|
Value in Greek and the year: 5 ΓΑΖΕΤΑΙΣ 1801 (5 Gazetes 1801), surrounded by a chain-like circle.
5 ΓΑΖΕΤΑΙΣ 1801
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Ionian Islands / Septinsular Republic KM# 2|
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