Septinsular Republic: Coin Type Five Gazetae (Greek) - detailed information

Septinsular Republic: Coin Type Five Gazetae (Greek) (issued 1801 - 1801)
Coin TypeFive Gazetae (Greek)

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

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 Greek and the year: 5 ΓΑΖΕΤΑΙΣ 1801 (5 Gazetes 1801), surrounded by a chain-like circle.

Reverse Inscription5 ΓΑΖΕΤΑΙΣ 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).

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Five Gazetae (Greek): Details
CountrySeptinsular Republic
CurrencyGazeta
From1801
To1801
Face Value5 (x Gazeta)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1819)
MaterialCopper
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)23