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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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Soboleva is a professional archeologist and possesses strong skills in art history, numismatics, sphragistics or sigillography (seals), heraldry (coats-of-arms), and faleristics (military decorations).
It is to be hoped that it will inspire further work on the texts and the language, as expressed by Sims-Williams (1998): "The complete elucidation of the Bactrian documents and inscriptions will require many kinds of expertise: in palaeography and epigraphy, in history, historical geography, history of religions, numismatics, sphragistics, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese.
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