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Lot 175

Estimate: 2'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 2'000 CHF Price realized: 8'000 CHF
Michael III, 842-867. With his mother Theodora. Solidus, 843-856. AV 4.37 g. IhSYS X - RISTOS* Bearded, facing bust of Christ, cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation, holding Book of Gospels in his l. hand, his r. hand raised in benediction. Rev. +mIXAHL S ΘªOΔORA The busts facing of Michael, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, and of Theodora, wearing loros, pendilia and crown with cross; between their heads, dot, above, cross. DO 463, 2; Sear 1687.
Rare. Almost extremely fine
Provenance: Auction UBS, Zurich 61 (2004), 4665.

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