Silver Alchemy Symbol

silver alchemy symbol meaning
In alchemy, silver is one of the three base metals and was frequently used as the prime material at the beginning of a piece of work.
The alchemy symbol for silver is associated with the moon, and is sometimes illustrated as just a crecent moon on its own. Because of this lunar relation, silver was thought of as inner wisdom, and contemplation. 

Silver’s chemical symbol, Ag, is an abbreviation of the Latin word for silver, ‘argentum.’ The Latin word originates from argunas, a Sanskrit word meaning shining.

The historical association between silver and money is still found in some languages. The French word for silver is argent, and the same word is used for money. The Romans used the word ‘argentarius’ to mean banker (silver trader).