Justinian (r. 527-565)

A 6th-century Depiction

These 6th-century mosaics are in the church of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. They show Justinian and his wife Theodora. The mosaics present Justinian as both Roman and Christian.

A 6th-century Coin

This coin shows Justinian on one side and winged Victory on the other.

A 6th-Century Church

Justinian built the church Hagia Sophia, which is today a mosque in Istanbul.

The mosaics below were added in the 10th or 11th century.