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Abbasid dirham dated AH196, (AD 811) Samarqand mint. Diameter approx 24mm,

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Abbasid dirham dated AH196, (AD 811) Samarqand mint. Diameter approx 24mm, weight approx 3.01g. Very good condition; slightly double struck on reverse, otherwise about VF.
Caliph Omar was assassinated in 644 AD, and the Umayyad family succeeded to the caliphate and remained in control until 750 when they were deposed by the Abbasids. Under the Abbasid dynasty (749-1258 AD) Islam reached the zenith of cultural development, hardly seen by any contemporary races.