Abbasid Caliphate (750-1258 AD)

The "Abbasids" was the name given to the second dynasty of Islamic caliphs, whose sovereigns, descendants of al-‘Abbas, the uncle of Prophet Mohamed, reigned from 750 to 1258. By the 10th century the power of the Caliphs became more or less nominal, but the dynasty persisted until 1258, when the Mongols took Baghdad and the last Iraqi caliph, al-Musta’sim was executed.

The beautiful coinage of the Abbasids always shows the date when the coin was struck and the mint - the resulting tens of thousands of varieties of the Abbasid copper, silver and gold coins are very popular with the collectors.