Now I have a Cheap Trick earworm!

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I couldn't resist the big-eyed portrait of Constantinopolis on this one from Siscia. It gave me a Cheap Trick earworm, though ...

    Constantine I, AD 307-337.
    Roman billon centenionalis, 2.22 g, 17.8 mm, 6 h.
    Siscia, AD 334-335.
    Obv: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, bust of Constantinopolis, laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak, left, holding reversed spear in right hand.
    Rev: Victory, winged, draped, standing left on prow, holding spear in right hand and shield in left hand; •BSIS• in exergue.
    Refs: RIC vii, p. 456, 241; Cohen 21; LRBC I 751; RVC 16469.

    Let's see your coins with BIG EYES!!
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  3. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    LOL, earworms!
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  4. Carl Wilmont

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    I think these ocular orbs will qualify!
    Nabataean Kingdom. Petra. Aretas IV, with Shaqilat 9 BC-AD 40.
    Æ 18 mm., 3.62 g.
    Eyes: Big!
  5. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Constantine, in consular robes and holding mappa, from Alexandria. Nice example of Coptic art...
  6. Heliodromus

    Heliodromus Well-Known Member

    I used to have a couple of guitar picks from Cheap Trick's lead guitarist Rick Nielsen, due to being squashed up against the stage at some small venue they were playing, and able to snag them when he threw them into the crowd. Also used to have "Live at the Budokan" on yellow vinyl.
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  7. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    My Anastasius I has really big eyes. :)

    Anastasius I. AV Solidus. Constantinople mint, 10th officina.
    Struck 507-518 AD; 20mm, 4.35 g, 6h.
    Obv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield
    Rev: Victory standing left, holding staff surmounted by reversed staurogram; star to left; I//CONOB.
    DOC 7j; MIBE 7; SB 5.
    Ex: MacKay Collection of Byzantine Gold and Silver; Seaby - May 1984.
    CNG Feature Auction 117 (2021)
  8. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    These Bulgarian's fakes were flooding the market 15 years ago. An easy way to recognized them was by their " overly circular eyes" .




  9. ominus1

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  11. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    "All the better to see you with, my dear..."
    • RSC 2a (Annia)
    • Sydenham 748
    • Crawford 366/1a
    Reminds me of Top Secret...

  12. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of Marty Feldman... :wideyed:

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  13. ominus1

    ominus1 Supporter! Supporter secret reference...:D
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  14. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray David Hendin Fan Supporter

    Great post, @Roman Collector !

    I’ve got another addition to my collection of Julias with big beautiful eyes. Also an ear worm contribution.

    Julia Domna-1.jpg

    Julia Domna-2.jpg
    Inspired by Aidan’s excellent post @akeady[/USER]

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2021
  15. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I don't think I've ever seen a higher eye-to-face ratio than the Heraclean issues of Licinius I.
    Licinius I AE Radiate RIC Heraclea VII 52B (2020_11_18 03_38_31 UTC).JPG

    Here's a tiny Constans coin of dubious official-ness with some a nice bug-eye too.
    Constans Imit Trier RIC VIII 112 (2020_11_18 03_38_31 UTC).JPG
  16. Spaniard

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    Here's a big Medieval eye....
    Jaime II Aragon 1291-1327
    Dinero (Billon) Approx 18mm diameter - 1.17gr
    Obverse - Crowned portrait facing left..Legend around ARA - GON
    Reverse - Double cross..Legend around IACOBUS REX
    Mint Jaca...Cru-364

    jaume II black.jpg
  17. akeady

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  18. ominus1

    ominus1 Supporter! Supporter

    ..ya know, i never heard that song before...its killer RC..thanks for the tune bro! :)
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  19. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus

    Okay my friend, now you have really done it. First thing I do upon waking is to plug my Gretsch into my Fender amp and play surrender! Of course, I could also use the custom shop strat or the...well you get the idea.
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