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Imperfect metals


Imperfect metals in alchemy are metals said to be affected by "disease" or "leprosy" which cause their imperfection. They are iron, copper, tin, and lead which are associated with astrological planets Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. A.G.H


Source:

Drury, Nevil. The Watkins Dictionary of Magic. London. Watkins Publishing. 2005. p. 145