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: SUSS-C85A37
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A base silver, Roman radiate of Postumus A…
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Record: DENO-252E67
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A silver medieval penny of Edward II. Clas…
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Record: NARC-CF1BD9
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A reduced silver Roman Siliqua of Julian (…
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Record: LANCUM-BA7A9E
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Base silver Roman radiate of Trebonianus G…
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