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: WAW-992288
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A base silver Roman radiate of Salonina (A…
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Record: PUBLIC-B54C7C
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: An extremely worn and damaged medieval lon…
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Record: KENT-08762D
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: An incomplete Medieval silver penny of Edw…
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Record: KENT-076416
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: A heavily worn and clipped Post Medieval s…
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