Michael III "the Drunkard", with Theodora and Thecla, 842-867. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople, circa 842-850. + ӨЄO∂O-RA ∂[ЄSPVn’] A Facing bust of Theodora, wearing crown with cross on semicircle and pendilia, loros, and holding cross-topped scepter in her left hand and a globus surmounted by patriarchal cross in her right. Rev. •mIXAHL S Ө-ЄCLA Facing busts of Michael, on the left, wearing crown with cross on semicircle, chlamys, and holding globus cruciger in his right hand, and Thecla, on the right, wearing crown with pendilia, loros, and holding patriarchal cross in her right hand. DOC 1d. Füeg 1.B. SB 1686. Very rare, clear and toned. Overstruck on a solidus of Leo V with Constantine, 813-820, as DOC 2, Füeg 2.B, and SB 1627, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF