What is electrum?
What is electrum and why was it so popular in ancient Greece?
Electrum is an alloy of gold and silver, with trace amounts of copper and some other metals mixed in that occurs naturally and can also be artificially made. It was often used in a lot of ancient jewelry as well as a lot of coins in the early BC era.
I believe it is also known as pale gold/ green gold. I believe it was more popular as it was not as expensive as plain gold, yet held a similar appearance and it was sturdier as gold is a soft metal.
The definition of a electrum is a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver, with trace amounts of copper and other metals. It has also been produced artificially, and is often known as green gold. The ancient Greeks called it 'gold' or 'white gold', as opposed to refined gold'. Its color ranges from pale to bright yellow, depending on the proportions of gold and silver.
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