sigillography

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sigillography

the art of engraving on or designing signet rings.
See also: Gems
the study of seals. — sigillographer, n. — sigillographic, adj.
See also: Seals
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(28.) Interestingly, Friedenberg does not use the word "material," employed by most sigillographers to identify what a seal has been carved from, but "matrix," a numismatic term for the metal dies used for minting coins, or for official stamp seals made of metal most likely affixed to a straight wooden handle (see A.