Alchemical Symbols

This page lists all the various symbols in the Alchemical Symbols category.

Alchemical symbols, originally devised as part of alchemy, were used to denote some elements and some compounds until the 18th century. Note that while notation like this was mostly standardized, style and symbol varied between alchemists, so this page lists the most common.

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Hour (alchemy)

One of several "time signs" used in alchemy to indicate the period of an hour.

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Hour (alternate #1)

In 17th century French alchemical practices, this symbol was a "time sign" used to represent the period of an hour.

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Hour (alternate #2)

One of several "time signs" used in alchemy to indicate the period of an hour.

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Hydrochloric acid (alchemy)

The alchemical symbol for hydrochloric acid.

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Ink (alchemy)

In alchemy and early chemistry, this symbol represented ink.

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Iron

Alchemical symbol for iron and the planet Mars.

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Iron (alternate #1)

A symbol for iron in alchemy and early chemistry.

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Iron (alternate #2)

A symbol for iron in alchemy and early chemistry.

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Iron (alternate #3)

A symbol for iron in alchemy and early chemistry.

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Iron (alternate #4)

A symbol for iron in alchemy and early chemistry.

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Iron (alternate #5)

A symbol for iron in alchemy and early chemistry.

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Iron (alternate #6)

A symbol for iron in alchemy.

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Iron filings (alchemy)

A symbol used in alchemy to indicate iron filings.

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Iron vitriol

The symbol used in alchemy and early chemistry to represent iron vitriol.

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Juice or sap (alchemy)

A symbol used in alchemy to indicate juice or sap.

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