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 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 Inscription||1 ΓΑΖΕΤΑ 1801|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Ionian Islands / Septinsular Republic KM# 1|