Five Gazzete 1801 (Italian), Coin from Septinsular Republic - detailed information

Five Gazzete 1801 (Italian), Coin from Septinsular Republic (demonetised 1819)
CoinFive Gazzete 1801 (Italian)

MintGaritsa Mintageunknown
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 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 Inscription 5 GAZZETE 1801
EdgeEdge Inscription
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Five Gazzete 1801 (Italian): Details
CountrySeptinsular Republic
CurrencyGazeta
Coin TypeFive Gazzete (Italian)
Issued1801
Face Value5 (x Gazeta)
Mintageunknown
CurrentNo (demonetised 1819)
MaterialCopper
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)23
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Five Gazzete 1801 (Italian): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsIonian Islands / Septinsular Republic KM# 3