I like to collect coins and currency with famous people on them. Not really hard to do, except that I like to collect images of people who have been pretty decent people, not angels, but also not monsters. In the Ancient period I am starting to wonder if any of these personalities on coins were reasonably "good guys". Now, I do not expect to project modern day notions of ethics and morality onto ancient figures but the more I study these people, especially the rulers, the more I am wondering if ANY of them were admirable characters by any universal ideas of humane behavior. Alexander the Great, whose coins are common, and Julius Caesar, whose coins are not, slaughtered vast numbers of their fellow human beings in establishing their fame. Even rulers we might find acceptable, marginally, like Augustus or Marcus Aurelius committed acts most of us would not be comfortable with. And some were so terrible, even to contemporaries, that damnation memoriae seems like a good idea. So, what I am asking is, for those who collect ancient and medieval coinages, from your studies, have you found any of these people whose images are on the coins of this period to be what we might consider decent people. Thanks.