5 euro - The Baroque Age
Series: Portugal - Commemorative 5 euro coins
In continuation of the cycle referring to the “Ages of Europe”, which reflects some of the most significant European artistic movements, the theme for the Europe series in 2018 is the baroque, an artistic style renowned for its splendour and exuberance that emerged during 17th and 18th centuries. The Portuguese coin, designed by sculptor António Marinho, mixes religion with the profane with recognised features of the baroque style. On the coin a cherub - a spiritual element - is seen alongside a wealth of ornaments and the image of a shell with precious stones, symbols of material wealth.