Justin I; Pentanummium, Antioch; Tyche and river god
Description: Justin I (518 - 527 AD). AE Pentanummium, Antioch mint. D N IVSTINVS PP AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche of Antioch seated left, river god Orontes beneath her, inverted E left, all within shrine.
Diameter: AE13 mm
Weight: 2,1 g
Attribution: SB 111
Commentary: light olive patina, well centered
History: Justin I stayed illiterate all his life and made probably the ultimate career, being born as peasant and swineherd and ending up as Roman emperor.
Article Number: 039-05-03-41652