Michael III "the Drunkard", with Theodora and Thecla, 842-867. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.18 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, 842-843. +ΘЄΟδΟRA δЄSPVn'A Facing half-length bust of Theodora, crowned and wearing loros, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and cruciform . Rev. •MIXAHL S ΘЄCLA Facing half-length bust of Michael III, crowned and wearing loros, holding patriarchal cross in his right hand and facing half-length bust of Thecla, wearing crown surmounted by cross and wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. DOC 1d. SB 1686. Very rare. Somewhat double struck and with a plugged hole, otherwise, very fine.
Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 75, 18 November 2013, 724 and Sotheby's, 17 November 1983, 351.