Septinsular Republic: Coin Type Gazeta - detailed information

Septinsular Republic: Coin Type Gazeta (issued 1801 - 1801)
Coin TypeGazeta

Greek: Γαζέτα, also spelled in English as Gazetta (with double t). It succeeded the Venetian Gazzetta (spelled with double z and double t) which was subdivided into two soldi, however the Gazeta of the Septinsular (Seven-Island) Republic was not subdivided into smaller units.

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 and the year: 1 ΓΑΖΕΤΑ 1801, surrounded by a chain-like circle. Variations exist with a star and a bar before, after or below the date.

Reverse Inscription1 ΓΑΖΕΤΑ 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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Gazeta: Details
CountrySeptinsular Republic
CurrencyGazeta
From1801
To1801
Face Value1 (x Gazeta)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1819)
MaterialCopper
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)5.4000