Finally, a coin show in my area! And I was able to meet two C.T friends (more on that later), and a couple of dealer acquaintances of mine with a nice selection of ancients. It has been a while (for me) since I last added to my collection of Roman bronzes, and the dealers had on display some interesting 1st. and 2nd. century pieces, both silver and bronze, the latter being also my primary focus. After looking for some time I finally chose these two which seemed quite interesting. The first one is an as of Marcus Aurelius with a Galley on reverse. This is a type which I did not yet have, and it complements nicely the three Hadrian Galley asse in my collection. It shows surface roughness, specially on reverse, but it has nice detail and is overall a nice example. I believe I have the attribution right, except that on my example Neptune is standing right on the deck, not left. If anybody has a more correct attribution, much appreciated! Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ As. Rome mint. Struck AD 177. M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TRP XXXI, laureate head right / FELICITATI/AVG P P in two lines in field, IMP VIII to left, [COS III] to right, S C in exergue, galley rowed left by four oarsmen: Neptune standing left on bow, foot on rock, holding dolphin or aplustre and trident, in the stern is a hortator and an arched cabin under a curved aplustre. RIC III 1192. The second example which attracted my attention was this sestertius of Antoninus Pius showing Britannia seated on a Rock. The coin is in quite low grade, with worn legends and assorted surface defects. However, an unmistakable, interesting and historical type which I am glad to have in my collection. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Sestertius, 24,14g, Rome mint. Struck AD 143-144. Laureate head right / Britannia seated left on heap of rocks, holding military standard in right hand and cradling spear in left arm, leaning on round shield set on helmet. RIC III 742. "One of Pius' first actions as emperor was to send Q. Lollius Urbicus, a previous governor of Germania Inferior, to Britain to quell a number of revolts. While most of the sources note the Brigantes (located in Northumbria) as the primary focus of these events, circa AD 143-144, most of his campaigning was against the lowland tribes of Scotland, the Votadini, Selgovae, Damnonii, and Novantae. His campaigns were successfully completed by 144, after which Urbicus and the Legio II Augusta built the Antonine Wall". It was overall a nice show, much more so because I was to meet with two C.T'ers, @micbraun, and @Seattlite86, Michael and Brandon. Michael and I did not have long to drive. However, for Brandon it was quite a distance to go, but I hope the show, even though only a small one, and the coins on display and animated discussion compensated for it. The three of us had a great time talking about coins, about C.T, and showing each other coins from our collections. I hope you guys got home alright!