Coin "The Basilisk of Vienna"

Василиск Вены

Name The Basilisk of Vienna
Presented by Austrian Mint
Nominal value 10 Euro
Metal Silver 925
Weight 17,3
Diameter 32
Mintage 40000
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: the coin shows the legendary basilisk-monster as it turns and sees its reflection in the mirror held by the baker’s apprentice, who peeps timidly over the frame. At the top of the well two more frightened faces peer (almost comically) over the stone edge at the scene below. Reverse: we see a view of the Schoenlaterngasse (Lovely Lantern Lane) in Vienna. At the end is the gateway into Holy Cross Court, belonging to the great Cistercian Holy Cross Abbey in Lower Austria. On the right is the Basilisk House No. 7 as it appears today.
Designer Thomas Pesendorfer
Producer Austrian Mint

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