20 euro: Baroque

20 euro Baroque - 2002 - Austria

This side shows the Grand Staircase in the town palace of Prince Eugene, now the Austrian Ministry of Finance. Gods and demi-gods support its elaborate flights, while Hercules patiently stands in a niche at the turn of the stairs. The coin displays a portrait of Prince Eugene of Savoy, reminiscent of his equestrian statue in the grounds of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. The typically baroque arrangement of cannon, flags and captured standards decorates the background. The coin displays a portrait of Prince Eugene of Savoy, reminiscent of his equestrian statue in the grounds of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. The typically baroque arrangement of cannon, flags and captured standards decorates the background.