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Baths in “gold” of Caligula

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Emperor Caligula (ruled CE 37-41) made history primarily as an orgy lover. However, he had other interests as well, such as bathing in piles of gold coins – as Suetonius told us.

It was kind of a fetish – he loved the feeling of his skin against the metal. He could throw gold coins on the floor so that he could walk on it like on a carpet.

  • Suetonius, Caligula, 42

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