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: SOM-05F32F
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A complete Medieval silver venetian soldin…
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Record: SF-D99DC2
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A base silver Roman radiate of Gallienus, …
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Record: PUBLIC-2007FB
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A corroded base silver Roman denarius of G…
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Record: HAMP-35DE57
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: IRON AGE
Description: An incomplete and extremely worn uninscrib…
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