Septinsular Republic: Coin Five Gazetae 1801 (Greek) - detailed information

Septinsular Republic: Coin Five Gazetae 1801 (Greek)
CoinFive Gazetae 1801 (Greek)

MintGaritsa
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 Inscription ΕΠΤΑΝΗΣΟΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ
Reverse

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

Reverse Inscription 5 ΓΑΖΕΤΑΙΣ 1801
Edge
Edge Inscription
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Five Gazetae 1801 (Greek): Details
CountrySeptinsular Republic
CurrencyGazeta
Coin TypeFive Gazetae (Greek)
Issued1801
Face Value5 (x Gazeta)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1819)
Mintageunknown
MaterialCopper
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)23
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Five Gazetae 1801 (Greek): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsIonian Islands / Septinsular Republic KM# 2