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Justin I, 10 July 518 - 1 August 527 A.D.

Joint rule with Justinian I (his nephew), 4 April - 1 August 527 A.D.
Of Macedonian peasant origin, Justin I rose through the ranks of the military and was proclaimed emperor by the army on 10 July 518 A.D. He was uneducated, but intelligent enough to rely upon the policy advice of his brilliant nephew, Justinian I. Justinian was raised to the rank of co-Emperor months before Justin's death on 1 August 527 A.D.
Map 526 AD

Byzantine Empire, Justin I, 10 July 518 - 1 August 527 A.D.

|Justin| |I|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Justin| |I,| |10| |July| |518| |-| |1| |August| |527| |A.D.||tremissis|NEW
Of Macedonian peasant origin, Justin I rose through the ranks of the military and was proclaimed emperor by the army on 10 July 518 A.D. He was uneducated, but intelligent enough to rely upon the policy advice of his brilliant nephew, Justinian I.
SH112686. Gold tremissis, Morrisson BnF I 2/Cp/AV/17 (also M resembling H), DOC I 4, Wroth BMC 11-12, Tolstoi 19-20, Ratto 388, Hahn MIB I 5, SBCV 58, Sommer 2.4, VF, centered on a small flan, trace deposits, light scratches, weight 0.986 g, maximum diameter 14.0 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 491 - 518 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, A graffito in right field; reverse VICTORIA AVGVSTORH (the victory of the Emperor), Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath and globus cruciger, star right, CONOB in exergue; ex Obolos auction 20 (3 Oct. 2021), lot 1352; $500.00 SALE PRICE $450.00


Byzantine Empire, Justin I, 10 July 518 - 1 August 527 A.D.

|Justin| |I|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Justin| |I,| |10| |July| |518| |-| |1| |August| |527| |A.D.||half| |follis|
Of Macedonian peasant origin, Justin I rose through the ranks of the military and was proclaimed emperor by the army on 10 July 518 A.D. He was uneducated, but intelligent enough to rely upon the policy advice of his brilliant nephew, Justinian I.
BZ110708. Bronze half follis, DOC I 34a, Ratto 421, Sommer 2.33, Hahn MIB I 42A, SBCV 90, Wroth BMC 60 var. (2nd officina), Morrisson BnF -, Tolstoi -, F, well centered, brown tone, small edge splits, perhaps a water find, weight 7.864 g, maximum diameter 25.9 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, 518 - 527 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINVS PP AVC, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse large K (20 nummi), long cross between N and I (Nicomedia) left, A (1st officina) right; $70.00 SALE PRICE $63.00


Byzantine Empire, Justin I, 10 July 518 - 1 August 527 A.D.

|Justin| |I|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Justin| |I,| |10| |July| |518| |-| |1| |August| |527| |A.D.||half| |follis|
Of Macedonian peasant origin, Justin I rose through the ranks of the military and was proclaimed emperor by the army on 10 July 518 A.D. He was uneducated, but intelligent enough to rely upon the policy advice of his brilliant nephew, Justinian I.
BZ111682. Bronze half follis, DOC I 15e, Tolstoi 58, Sommer 2.13.2, Hahn MIB I 19, SBCV 69, Wroth BMC -, Morrisson BnF -, Ratto -, F, dark green patina, ragged edge, weight 7.241 g, maximum diameter 25.7 mm, die axis 0o, 5th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 522 - 527 A.D.; obverse D N IVST-NVS P P AV, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse large K (20 nummi), long cross left, star above, star below, E right; $60.00 SALE PRICE $54.00







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