|Coin||Five Gazzete 1801 (Italian)|
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 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|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Ionian Islands / Septinsular Republic KM# 3|