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: IOW-C29D28
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: An incomplete Roman base silver radiate of…
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Record: DOR-AC66E7
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A base silver radiate of Postumus  da…
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Record: DOR-AB7C13
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: IRON AGE
Description: A late Iron Age base silver stater of the …
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Record: DOR-A97392
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: An incomplete Roman base silver denarius o…
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