Alchemical symbol

Alchemical symbol

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Credit: Universal History Archive/UIG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Alchemical symbol of transmutation of base metal (Earth at bottom) into Gold (Sun) and Silver (Moon) through the agency of the dragon (Mercury - volatility). From Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum Elias Ashmole (London 1652). Woodcut.

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