Obverse legend : D N[IVSTI-NYS PP AV.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Justin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A’a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iustinus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justin perpétuel auguste).
Reverse legend : N-I| B.
Reverse description : Grand K accosté d’une croix grecque dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse translation : (Nicomedie).
Justin I, illiterate ethnic Macedonian, was a brilliant military leader during the reigns of Zeno and Anastasius. At the time of his accession, he was commander in chief of "excubitores" (guards) of Constantinople. He succeeded Anastasius and associations to power his nephew Justinian, who became co-emperor 4 April 527. Justin died on 1 August.