LOMBARDS. KING LIUTPRAND. (712-744). Gold tremissis (1.28 gm). DNLIV TPRANPI, bust of Liutprand right, M before face / SCSH HAHIL, winged St. Michael standing left, holding long cross. MEC 322 var. BM 143.1 var. Mint state.
LOMBARDIC DUCHY OF BENEVENTO. LIUTPRAND (751-758) with his mother SCAUNIPERGAS as regent (751-755). AV Tremissis (1.28 gm). Struck circa 751-755. DN IVNPP, crowned facing bust of Justinian II, holding globus cruciger and mappa, cross potent with base; in field, S-L. BMC Vandals Duke Liutprand was deposed by King Desiderius in 758, but the duchy of Benevento survived the end of the Lombard kingdom in 774, only to replace one enemy for another, for the Franks would soon claim to be its overlords.