Alchemical Symbols Page #9

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.

Symbols in this category:

Glass (alternate #1)

A symbol used to represent glass in medieval alchemy.

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Glass (alternate #2)

In the alchemical traditions of the late Middle Ages, this symbol represented glass.

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Glass (alternate #3)

In 17th century chemistry, this symbol represented glass.

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Glue (alchemy)

A symbol used in alchemy to indicate glue.

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Goddess

Alchemy symbol for goddess. It was also the symbol for copper and the planet Venus.

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Gold

Gold is a dense, soft, shiny, malleable, and ductile metal. It is a chemical element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79.

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Gold (alternate #1)

One of several alchemical symbols used to indicate gold.

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Gold (alternate #2)

One of several alchemical symbols used to indicate gold.

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Gold (Alternative #3)

This Symbol Appears as a triangle with a swirl at the lower right corner.

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Gold foil (alchemy)

An alchemical symbol used to indicate gold foil, or "aurum foliatum".

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Gold-leaf (alchemy)

An alchemical symbol for gold-leaf.

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Gold?

It's possible that this is an alchemical sign for gold, but the evidence for such a claim is not entirely solid.

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Gravel

A common alchemical sign for gravel or sand.

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Hepar calcis (alchemy)

An 18th century symbol for hepar calcis, more commonly known today as calcium sulfide (chemical symbol- CaS).

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Hepar magnesiae (alchemy)

An 18th century chemical symbol representing hepar magnesiae, now known as Magnesium Sulfide, "hepar" being Latin for 'liver,' because of the red colors of some sulfides.

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