Coins of the Abbaside
(132-656 AH/ 749-1258 AD)
The Abbasides did not change the Ommayad coinage system during the early years of their dynasty except the addition of certain religious phrases. They struck the words ‘Mohammad is the prophet of Allah’ to replace Surat Al-Ikhlas. At the time of the Khalifah Haroon Al Rashid, major changes were introduced as they issued new gold coins, striking new sentences, phrases and names, starting during the reign of the Khalifat Al-Amin. At the time of the Khalifah Al-Ma’moun a new text was added that is ‘Allah is the supreme ruler before and after and the faithful will rejoice at the victory given by Allah’. The names of the cities where the coins were minted were also mentioned on the Dinars.