Gold Bulletin

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 22–27 | Cite as

Bartholomaeus Anglicus on gold

The modern views of a mediaeval encyclopaedist
  • L. B. Hunt
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‘And when a plate of golde shall be bonded with a plate of silver, or joyned thereto, it needeth to beware of three things, of dust, of winde, and of moysture, for if any hereof come betweene golde and silver, they may not be joyned together the one with the other; and therefore it needeth to bond these two mettals together in a full cleane place and quiet.’


Thirteenth Century Smite Twelfth Century Carat Gold Electrical Contact Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. B. Hunt
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  1. 1.Johnson Matthey & Co LimitedLondon

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