1) A metal composed of a thin sheet of gold rolled on brass. Abyssinian gold is used in making costume jewelry. Also known as Talmi gold; it was originally called Tallois half-gold when it was invented in Paris about 1865.
Synonyms and Related Terms
1:Tallois half-gold; Talmi gold; counterfeit gold; Abessinisches Gold (Deut.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 218
- The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Francis Turner (ed.), Reinhold Publishing Corp., New York City, 3rd edition, 1942