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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This study probes manifold dimensions of Byzantine familial history and includes visual evidence such as paintings, mosaics, ceramics, sigillography, and numismatics (but always as black and white photos) as well as literary evidence.
She adds that van Buchell, an expert in heraldry, genealogy, numismatics, and sigillography, "corresponded with almost anybody who was active in Dutch antiquarianism" (118-19).
(4.) Shaul Shaked, "Jewish Sasanian Sigillography," in Au Carrefour de religions: Melanges offerts a Phillipe Gignoux, ed.
The other insight involves appreciating the massive erudition--the broad linguistic skills, the knowledge of art history and material culture, the study of archaeology, numismatics, vexillology, sigillography, heraldry, and so forth--that a creative historian can deploy to squeeze the most out of even limited sources.