In your study of ancient history who would you consider to be the most nasty, brutish (but not short), vicious, dangerous, callous, malign, menacing monarch of ancient or medieval times and do you have a coin or two of such maleficent rulers? My choice may not immediately come to mind as one of those kind of rulers. it is the Roman emperor, Caracalla (198-217). I guess his murdering his little brother (Geta) by dragging him out of the arms of their mother to do so, does get one's attention. To make sure he did not take too much heat from that, he exterminated thousands of Geta's supporters, which rather got through to people not to mess with him. In addition to his murderous mayhem, he was a bit of an oddball character in that he so much admired another earlier monarch (responsible for more mass killing than he would accomplish), Alexander the Great, that he raised a legion of troops exactly equipped like Macedonian phalanxes that he took with him on his Parthian campaign. Here are a few images of Caracalla. The first is him as a young lad where he looks almost beatific but as you can see, that look did last very long. As a young man and now ruler, his face assumes a determined (to get his way) look. The last coin, an eastern tetradrachma of Antioch (actually, Sidon) his visage is absolutely a menacing one, satanic, perhaps his true nature. So, if you have a nasty ruler in mind, and maybe a coin or two of that ruler, tell us why you find him to be so and post a picture or two if you have them.