Obverse legend : DN IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVI.
Obverse description : Buste casqué, diadémé et cuirassé de Justinien Ier de face avec pendilia, tenant de la main droite un globe crucigère et de la gauche un bouclier ; dans le champ à droite, une croix.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iusitinianus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justinien perpétuel auguste).
Reverse legend : A/N/N/O - X/Y/II/ B// KYZ.
Reverse description : M surmontée d'une croix.
Reverse translation : (an 18/ Cyzique).
Justinian succeeded his uncle Justin in 527 co-regency from April 4 to August 1 527. He reigned with the Empress Theodora. The construction of Hagia Sophia was completed during his reign marks the peak of the Byzantine conquests. Carthage and Africa and part of Numidia were reconquered from the Vandals with the general Belisarius. After a century of domination vandal, the Roman reigned again on the Mediterranean. Belisarius then attacked the Ostrogoths and took Rome on December 9 536. Theodora died in 545. Justinian still reigned twenty years. Childless, his nephew Justin II, who succeeded him.