Caliph Harun al-Rashid , about whom the 1001 Arabian Nights was written

Ancient Coins - Caliph Harun al-Rashid , about whom the 1001 Arabian Nights was written
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Caliph Harun al-Rashid  .  803 AD  (187 AH)

Silver Dirham  .   3.0 gm

  The Abbasid Caliphate succeeded the Umayyads in AH 132 (749 AD) after a brief revolutionary period, and they continued to rule the Islamic world for over five centuries.

 This is a silver dirham,  from the first period of Abbasid coinage.

 It is from the reign of Caliph Harun al-Rashid  AH 170-193 (786-809 AD). Harun al-Rashid was the Caliph about whom the Thousand and One Nights was written, later the basis for Rimsky-Korsakov�s Scheherezade. It was struck AH 187 (803 AD) at Madinat al-Salaam (City of Peace, an old name for Baghdad).

 

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