- 1819, William Anderson, The London commercial dictionary, and sea-port gazetteer (printed in London), page 557, entry "Persia":
- Accounts are kept in tomans of 50 abassis = 100 mamoodis = 200 shatrees = 1,000 dinars-bisti. The last is an imaginary money.
- 1899, The romances of Alexandre Dumas, chapter 13, The Miller, page 141:
- Only know how to set about it, and you can extract an abassi, not from every carriage, but from every gun-barrel.