Details for Base Silver

Use only for coins. Use 'base silver' where you don't feel happy with either 'silver' or 'copper alloy'. Most base silver coins will be 3rd century. Use also for coins described as 'billon'.

Base silver generally contains a lot of copper, and is not distinguishable by eye from any other copper alloy.

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Linked data

British Museum URI: 11729

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Record: OXON-B18EC8
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
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Record: KENT-F83FFA
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A worn Roman Denarius of Marcus Aurelius a…
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Record: SOM-CD7ECA
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: Post Medieval base silver penny of Philip …
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Record: HAMP-CC4FF5
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: A corrodeded and chipped post-medieval bas…
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