BEATEN GOLD is the standard tr. of the Heb. phrase זָהָ֣ב שָׁח֑וּט, consisting of the common noun for gold, zaḥaḇ and the Qal passive participle of the verb shaḥaṭ meaning in this instance “to be alloyed,” “to be mixed.” The phrase appears in descriptions of ornamental and military hardware in
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
See GOLD (BEATEN).