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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 18, April 30, 2006, Article 17

MUSEUM EXHIBIT OF CALIGULA COINS TELLS TALE OF DEBAUCHERY

According to an article in the Coventry Evening Telegraph, "An
historic tale of incest, murder and cannibalism is being revealed
at a Warwickshire museum this summer."

"Dating from as early as the 1st Century BC, the cash includes
Greek and Roman coins brought back by Sir Roger Newdigate of
Arbury Hall, Nuneaton from his grand tour of Europe in the 18th
Century.

Dr Stanley Ireland, of the University of Warwick and the museum's
former honorary numismatist, then late Wilfred Seaby catalogued
the coins.

One tells the story of the insane Roman Emperor Caligula who,
believing he was the son of a god, had incestuous relations with
his sisters, murdered and then ate the offspring."

Other money on view between now and September includes Celtic
coins featuring cartoon horses, an 'angel' of Henry VII and heavy
Roman coins."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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