It seems appropriate that a statue of Mercury would be outside of the Børsen because it was the center for the stock exchange and a market dating back to 1624. Mercury is the Roman god of financial gain and commerce plus the protector of merchants. In his right hand is a sack of money. In his left is a caduceus, a staff with two intertwined serpents. This is symbolic of occupations and trades. The statue was created by Johann Christoph Petzold in the mid-18th century.