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sphra·gis·tics

 (sfrə-jĭs′tĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of seals and signets.

[French sphragistique, from Late Greek sphragistikos, of seals, from Greek sphragistos, stamped, sealed, from sphragis, seal.]

sphragistics

(sfrəˈdʒɪstɪks)
n
1. (Heraldry) (functioning as singular) the study of seals and signet rings
2. (Jewellery) (functioning as singular) the study of seals and signet rings
[C19: from Greek sphragistikos, from sphragizein to seal, from sphragis a seal]
sphraˈgistic adj

sphragistics

the scientific study of seals and signet rings. — sphragistic, adj.
See also: Seals
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1110-36) as archbishops as well, although there is no sphragistic evidence supporting their use of the title.
57) From the sphragistic and epigraphical evidence for individuals on the Thebes sealings, however, we can conclude that established procedures were in place to obtain the necessary resources for a sacrificial/feasting event, that these procedures were carefully monitored, and that the fulfillment of obligations in this regard was scrupulously verified.
Mycenological advances can be classified as follows: 1) the comparative study of sphragistics (inscribed and uninscribed sealings and their uses); (2) 2) better understanding of Mycenaean technical terminology; (3) and 3) detailed examination of relevant Linear B tablet series.