Caligula was the great-nephew of Tiberius and is believed by some to have ended Tiberius life while he was on his deathbed, although it’s often refuted that he couldn’t follow through with it. The first six months of his reign was uneventful and moderate, but his ego quickly took hold and an unquenchable thirst for power and excessive personal pleasures ensued. Although claiming oneself as a God was generally frowned upon by anyone in power, Caligula became so infatuated with himself that he forced his subjects to worship him as a living God.

He was ultimately assassinated by the Praetorian Guard and a group of Senators. Caligula’s coins are exceedingly rare and are always in high demand. In fact, this coin is the major stumbling block for most collectors in assembling this set as they are seldom made available.