, Justin I and Justinian I, 4 April - 1 August 527 A.D.
During Justin's reign (518–527), Justinian was the emperor's close confidant and was probably acting as a regent long before Justin made him co-emperor on 1 April 527. Justinian was appointed consul in 521 and later commander of the army of the east. As Justin became senile near the end of his reign, Justinian became the de facto ruler. Upon Justin's death on 1 August 527, Justinian became the sole sovereign.BZ83458. Bronze , 10b, 3/Cp/AE/1, 112, 125, 4, 3.5, 7 var. (P vice PP), 144 var. (same), -, F, , large crack/flaw, 14.590 g, maximum 34.4 mm, 180o, 2nd , Constantinople mint, 4 Apr - 1 Aug 527 A.D.; D N IVSTIN ET IVSTINIAN P P AVΓ, diademed, draped and of Justin right; large M (40 nummi), above, six-pointed left, right, B (2nd ) below, CON (Constantinope) in ; ; $125.00 (€111.25)
In 562, Belisarius stood trial for corruption in Constantinople, possibly with acting as urbi. He was found guilty and sent to prison.BZ67007. Bronze , 353 (Ravenna), 407 (Ravenna), 326 (Ravenna), 29a ( ), 4.155 ( ), -, F, nice green , 2.846 g, maximum 15.7 mm, 180o, Ravenna or mint, 562 - 563 A.D.; D N IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted and facing, holding in right, in left; large I (10 nummi), ANNO left, XX/XVI (regnal year 36) right, all within , no ; $55.00 (€48.95)
BZ75996. Bronze , imitative; for prototype, see 158 ( official, Nikomedia mint, 561 - 562 A.D.), F, green , 1.813 g, maximum 14.7 mm, 180o, unofficial mint, c. 562 - 580 A.D.; D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, diademed, draped, and right; large I surmounted by a between ANNO and X/XX/U (or similar), NIK in ; $45.00 (€40.05)
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