AE follis (6.9g 28mm). Struck under the reign of Alexius I Comnenus. Obverse: Bust of Christ , bearded and nimbate, holding Gospels in right hand. Reverse:. Latin cross on steps with A-Λ-B-P in angles (Alexius Basileus Romaion) with an Arab countermark on the Top right of reverse side. Overstruck on a follis of Michael IV, Sear 1825 This coin type along with 13 others were attributed to Trebizond under Theodore Gabras by Simon Bendall in the 1977 Numismatic Chronicle .. however some recent articles suggest that they are more likely to have been minted in the early or pre Crusades era somewhere northern Syria. possibly Antioch or Edessa?. "Trebizond or Northern Syria?..