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Argentum cuprofoetum

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An 18th century symbol representing a compound of silver and copper, or argentum cuprofoetum.

This symbol combines two distinct astronomical markers: The crescent moon is the common marker for silver, and the sign for Venus- which is also commonly used to represent copper- is the cross topped with a circle.


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

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