Origin of electrum
Examples from the Web for electrum
Historical Examples of 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
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
Word Origin for electrum
"alloy of gold and up to 40% silver," late 14c. (in Old English elehtre), from Latin electrum "alloy of gold and silver," also "amber" (see electric). So called probably for its pale yellow color.