Obverse legend : D N IVSTI-NVS PP AVI.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Justin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A’a) ; diadème invisible.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iustinus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justin perpétuel auguste).
Reverse legend : (DELTA)// CON.
Reverse description : M entre deux étoiles à six rais, surmonté d'une croisette.
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.