Calx

My last alchemical symbol, used for calx (lime) or calx vive (quicklime) from which calcium takes its name. An example is this table of alchemical symbols by Andrew Bell 1726 – 1809, where it is used for quicklime and is the tenth one down on the left hand side.

Chemistry: various alchemical symbols. Engraving by A. Bell.. Credit: Wellcome CollectionPublic Domain Mark

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