Origin of electrum
Examples from the Web for electrum
In both cases the name is derived from the pale yellow colour of electrum, resembling that of amber.
It was of electrum, a kind of brass at this time called the gold of the poor.Joan of Arc|Lucy Foster Madison
The most ancient Lydian coins are likewise made of electrum.Troy and its Remains|Henry (Heinrich) Schliemann
Electrum is an alloy of gold and silver, Stannum of lead and silver (see note 33, p. 473).De Re Metallica|Georgius Agricola
The Lydians began coinage by stamping with a punch each ingot or nugget of gold or silver, or a mixture of them called “Electrum.”The Swastika|Thomas Wilson