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:

Forge (alchemy)

A sign used in alchemy to indicate a forge or melting oven.

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Fuse (alchemy)

An 18th century chemical symbol indicating the process of fusing, or melting things together.

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Gilded copper (alchemy)

An 18th century symbol representing gilded copper, or cuprum auratum.

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Gilded silver (alchemy)

An 18th century symbol representing gilded silver, or argentum auratum.

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Glass (alchemy)

A symbol used in alchemy to designate glass.

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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 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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