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Justin I: July 10, 518-August 1, 527


Justin I, AV Solidus, July 10, 518-March 28, 519, Constantinople, Officina 10
D N IVSTI_NVS P P AVG
Pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield decorated with horseman in left
VICTORI_A AVGGG I
Victory standing facing, head left, long jeweled cross with inverted P resting on ground in right hand
* in left field
CONOB in exergue
21mm, 4.41g
SB 55

Notes from Sear Byzantine: "This reverse type, with the traditional female Victory, was only issued up to 28 March 519 when the union with Rome was concluded. After this event, the following type, with male Angel, was introduced and subsequently became the standard reverse for the solidus."


Justin I, AE Follis, 518-527, Constantinople, Officina 2
D N IVSTI_NVS P P AVG
Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Large M between two stars, cross above, B below
CON in exergue
30mm x 32mm, 16.62g
SB 62
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Justin I, AE Follis, 518-527, Constantinople, Officina 1
D N IVSTI_NVS P P AVG
Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Large M between star and cross, cross above, A below
CON in exergue
28mm x 30mm, 15.65g
SB 63


Justin I, AE Half Follis, 518-527, Constantinople, Officina 3
[ D N IVSTI]_NVS P P AVG
Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Large K, long cross to left, * above and below, G to right
22mm x 24mm, 6.98g
SB 69
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Justin I, AE Decanummium, 518-527, Constantinople, Officina 5
D N IVSTI_NVS P P AVG
Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
E CON_CORD
Large I surmounted by cross
* | * across fields
CON in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.47g
SB 71

Note: Professor Hahn and Wolfgang Leimenstoll reattribute this issue to the Thessalonica mint, belonging to the group of Sear 78-82, based on style, despite the CON mint mark.


Justin I, AE Pentanummium, 522-527, Constantinople, Officina 3
D N IVSTIN_V P P A
Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Large E, G to right
12mm x 13mm, 1.46g
SB 72


Justin I, AE Follis, 518-527, Nicomedia, Officina 1
D N IVSTI_NVS P P AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Large M between two crosses, cross above, A below
NIKM in exergue
31mm x 33mm, 16.92g
SB 88


Justin I, AE Follis, 518-527, Nicomedia, Officina 2
D N IVSTI_NVS P P AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Large M between two crosses, cross above, B below
NIKM in exergue
28mm x 30mm, 15.71g
SB 88
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Justin I, AE Follis, 525/526, Fourth Indiction, Cyzicus, Officina 2
D N IVSTI_NVS P P AVG (N's retrograde)
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Large M, K to left, cross above, V to right, B below
INSD in exergue
29mm x 31mm, 17.30g
SB 96
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Justin I, AE Pentanummium, 522-527, Antioch
D N VSTVS P P V
Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
The Tyche of Antioch seated to left, retrograde E to left, all within shrine
13mm, 2.14g
SB 111


Justin I, AE Pentanummium, 522-527, Antioch
D N IVSTINV P AV
Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
The Tyche of Antioch seated to left, retrograde E to left, all within shrine
12mm, 1.97g
SB 111


Justin I, AE Pentanummium, 518-527, Cherson
D N IVSTI_NVS P
Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VIC_TOR
Justin standing facing in military dress, head left, long cross in right hand, resting left hand on shield behind
15mm, 3.15g
SB 112B; DO --; BMC --; T --; R --; BN --; MIB 77