Alchemical Symbols

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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.

Symbols in this category:

Wise man's sulphur (alchemy)

A symbol used in 17th century chemistry to indicate a substance known as wise man's sulphur, or "soufre des philosophes"

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Wood (alchemy)

An alchemical symbol representing wood.

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Wood (alternate #1)

While at first glance this symbol may be mistaken for a warped version of the anarchy logo, it is in fact one of the symbols used in alchemy to denote wood.

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Wood (alternate #2)

An alchemical symbol representing wood.

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Year (alchemy)

One of several alchemical "time signs" used to indicate the period of a year.

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Year (alternate #1)

One of several "time signs" used in alchemy and early chemistry to indicate the period of a year.

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Zinc (alchemy)

An 18th century chemical symbol representing the metal zinc.

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Zinc (alternate #1)

An alchemical symbol for the metal zinc.

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Zinc (alternate #2)

An alchemical symbol for the metal zinc.

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Zinc oxide (alchemy)

A symbol used to indicate zinc oxide in chemical practices of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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