Gazeta 1801, Coin from Septinsular Republic - detailed information

Gazeta 1801, Coin from Septinsular Republic (demonetised 1819)
CoinGazeta 1801

MintGaritsa Mint MarkNo mint mark Mintageunknown

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
EdgeEdge Inscription
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Gazeta 1801: Details
CountrySeptinsular Republic
Coin TypeGazeta
Face Value1 (x Gazeta)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1819
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size (mm)
Mass (g)5.4000
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Gazeta 1801: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsIonian Islands / Septinsular Republic KM# 1