Obverse legend : D N IVSTI-NVS PP AV.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Justin Ier à droite (A’a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iustinus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justin perpétuel auguste).
Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Chrisme accosté de deux globules.
Reverse legend : N-E.
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.