CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin I (?), 1098-1100. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.02 g, 1 h). Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator, with cross nimbus and wearing tunic. Rev. B-A/Δ-N Jewelled cross with wedges in angles on steps. Malloy 1b. Metcalf, p. 33, Class 1 var. (without wedges). Porteous 1. Extremely rare and in exceptional condition for this difficult issue. Attractive and clear, and with an unusually well readable name of the count on the reverse. Very fine.
It is unclear whether this type was struck under Baldwin I or by his cousin Baldwin II, who became the ruler of Edessa in 1100 after Baldwin I had become the King of Jerusalem.