Anyway, I hope my net contributions to this forum have been positive, even if some people seem to think I'm too argumentative, and too confrontational when I believe people are being unkind -- or are simply wrong! (It comes with the territory of being a lawyer from New York, I think, never mind being a woman who isn't deferential. It isn't easy for me to relinquish the last word in any dispute. That's who I am, and I'm not about to change at my age. But I do try to be nice most of the time!) Purely coincidentally, I'm marking this anniversary by getting my first COVID vaccination tonight at the Javits Center downtown. Fingers crossed that it goes OK and that I can get the second shot in a few weeks, on schedule. Now to my new coin: Plautilla (wife of Caracalla; issued under Septimius Severus), AR Denarius, 203-204 AD, Rome Mint. Obv. Draped bust right, hair in horizontal waves and drawn into large bun at back, PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE / Rev. Caracalla standing left, holding volumen with left hand and clasping right hands with Plautilla standing right, PROPAGO IMPERI. Short hairline flan crack. RIC IV (Caracalla) 362, RSC III (Plautilla) 21, Sear RCV II 7073 (ill.). 18 mm., 3.30 g., 6 h. I like the fact that one can actually see something of Plautilla's and Caracalla's faces on the reverse, unlike many other examples of this type I've seen. I also like Plautilla's hairstyle on the reverse, mostly because it reminds me of Elsa Lanchester's in Bride of Frankenstein! This is apparently the first appearance of the reverse legend PROPAGO IMPERI, celebrating the hoped-for continuation of the Severan house through the union of Caracalla and Plautilla. Cf. RIC IV 367, RSC III 16, showing Pietas (representing Plautilla) on the reverse holding an infant, a coin believed to have been issued to celebrate the 204 AD birth of a child who died in infancy: Please post your ancient coins showing a married couple together on the same side, whether to celebrate a marriage or hoped-for child, or for any other reason. As for me, I'm making this vow publicly so it's harder to break: I went way overboard in January with spending money on ancient coins, so I really need to cut down severely in February, and limit my purchases both in number and in individual cost. I should still have some new coins to post, since I'm awaiting the arrival of a number of coins I've already ordered but haven't received yet. Besides, I have to save up for an ancient Egyptian artifact I plan to buy around the end of February, a type I won't identify but which I've wanted for decades. It's been reserved for me (with no commitment to buy on my part), while a professional conservator works on the spots and blotches of bronze disease I noticed in the dealer's posted photos and pointed out to him. Apparently, that kind of thing sometimes happens with bronze artifacts just as it does with bronze coins. (The dealer told me that he was aware of the BD, but that his plans to have it taken care of fell by the wayside after he bought the object last year. I do have to wonder if he would have just sold the object without conservation to a customer who didn't notice the BD.) I'll see what it looks like at the end of the process, which should be finished in about a month.