Argentum

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Description

Common name for silver prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985). The term is Latin and accounts for the use of the Ag as a chemical symbol for silver.

Synonyms and Related Terms

silver

Additional Information

S. Schur, "Conservation Terminology: A Review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials", Technology and Conservation, 1985.

Authority

  • Susan E. Schur, Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985

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