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Arrived this morning with a better patina than the dealers photos portrayed. A welcome addition to my slowly growing collection.

Antoninus Pius, AE Dupondius, AD 140-144. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III, radiate head right / PROVIDENTIAE DEORUM, S-C, winged thunderbolt. RIC 663; Cohen 685
Scarce. Green patina with small erosions. 11.72g. 28mm




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Cool coin. I have the sestertius version of your coin. It's black rather than green though


Antoninus Pius, Sestertius - Rome mint, 140/144 CE
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right
PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM, winged thunderbolt, S - C in field
25.86 gr, 31 mm
Ref : Cohen #682, RCV # 4208, RIC III # 618


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I have a couple of thunderbolts.

Hadrian, AD 117-138.
Roman orichalcum semis, 4.06 g, 18.1 mm, 7 h.
Rome, AD 121-23.
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, eagle standing half right, head turned left, wings open but not spread.
Rev: P M TR P COS III S C, thunderbolt.
Refs: RIC 625; RIC 2.3, 624; BMC 1279; Cohen 1167; Strack 579; RCV 3704.

Faustina Jr Olba thunderbolt NSB.jpg
Faustina II, AD 147-175.
Roman provincial Æ 23 mm, 9.0 g.
Cilicia, Olba, c. AD 158-165.
Obv: ΦΑVCΤΙΝΑ CЄΒΑCΤΗ, draped bust of Faustina, right, wearing stephane.
Rev: ΟΛΒЄ-ΩΝ, winged thunderbolt.
Refs: RPC IV.3, 5828 (temporary); BMC 21.125,25; SNG von Aulock 5795; SNG Levante 657.
Notes: Obverse die-match to SNG von Aulock and SNG Levante specimens.

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Nice thunderbolts !!

Here is a fearless little owl sitting on a thunderbolt:


Mysia, Pergamon
AE18, 200-30 BC
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet with star
Rev.: AΘHNAΣ NIKHΦOPOY, owl with closed wings on thunderbolt
AE, 18mm, 3.29g
Ref.: SGCV II 3964

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Fantastic coin! They are quite scarce. I sold mine a couple of years ago, and have been on the look out for a new one or the sesterius issue, ever since. @Qcumborshows his great sesterius, and I think @kapphnwn has one too. 


Edit: inserted the wrong user name, pardon me!

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That's a nice looking AP thunderbolt you got there @expat.  I have the sestertius version, not as nice as that example owned by @Qcumbor Mine is dull brown; I'm not sure if this color means patina or just old bronze toning, with lighter crud around legends and bust.  


Antoninus Pius  Æ Sestertius (c. 140-144 A.D.) Rome Mint [ANTO]NINVS AVG PIVS P P TRP COS I[II], laureate head r. / [PROVI]DENTIAE DE[ORVM] S C, winged thunderbolt vertical. RIC III 618a; BMCRE 1267; Cohen 682.  (20.07 grams / 30 mm) eBay May 2020 Lot

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