AV Tremissis of Justin I 518-527 AD.
Joint rule with Justinian I (his nephew), 4 April - 1 August 527 AD.
Year: Struck 518-527 AD. Constantinople Mint
Size: 15 mm
Weight: 1.48 grams
Obverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory advancing right holding wreath and cross on globe, star in right field, CONOB in ex
Condition: Extremely fine, sharp and lustrous, flat strike areas, mint state
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.