Sigillography
Sigillography (sometimes referred to under its Greek name of Sphragistics) is one of the auxiliary sciences of history. It refers to the study of seals attached to documents as a source of historical ...
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Seal (emblem)
A seal is a device for making an impression in wax, clay, paper, or some other medium, including an embossment on paper, and is also the impression thus made. The original purpose was to authenticate ...
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Seal of Mauritania
The seal of Mauritania (Arabic: شعار الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية‎, French: Sceau de la Mauritanie) is based on the national flag of Mauritania adopted on April 1, 1959. The colours ...
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Seal cutting
Seal carving, also seal cutting, or zhuanke in Chinese (篆刻), is a traditional form of art that originated in China, and later spread to East Asia. It refers to cutting a pattern into the bottom face o...
Bird-worm seal script
Bird-worm seal script (Simplified Chinese: 鸟虫篆; Traditional Chinese: 鳥蟲篆; Pinyin: Niǎo Chóng Zhuàn) is a type of ancient seal script originated from China.
The Chinese character "鸟" (or "鳥" in tra...
Impression seal
The impression seal is a common seal that leaves an impression, typically in clay and less often in wax. In antiquity they were common, largely because they served to authenticate legal documents, su...
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Seal of Mindaugas
The Seal of Mindaugas (Lithuanian: Mindaugo antspaudas) is a medieval seal affixed to the October 1255 act by Mindaugas, King of Lithuania, granting Selonia to the Teutonic Knights. An academic de...
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MMST
MMST (Hebrew Mem, Mem, Shin, Tau) appears exclusively on LMLK seal inscriptions, seen in archaeological findings in Israel, and its meaning has been the subject of continual controversy.
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Seal of Yerevan
The Seal of Yerevan shows a winged Erebuni lion with a bronze shield having a blue circumference. The lion has the tree of life as a crown, holds a power staff, and has a shield encompassing the symbo...
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Shamash
Shamash (Akkadian: Šamaš, "Sun") was a native Mesopotamian deity and the Sun god in the Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian pantheons. Shamash was the god of justice in Babylonia and Assyria, correspond...
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Heirloom Seal of the Realm
The Heirloom Seal of the Realm (simplified Chinese: 传国玺; traditional Chinese: 傳國璽; pinyin: chuán guó xǐ), also known in English as the Imperial Seal of China, is a Chinese jade seal carved...
Great Seal of the Realm
The Great Seal of the Realm or Great Seal of the United Kingdom (known prior to the Treaty of Union of 1707 as the Great Seal of England; and from then until the Union of 1801 as the Great Seal of Gre...
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Seal of the United States Senate
The Seal of the United States Senate is the seal officially adopted by the United States Senate to authenticate certain official documents. Its design also sometimes serves as a sign and symbol of the...
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Great Seal of France
The Great Seal of France (French: Grand Sceau de la République française) is the official seal of the French Republic.
The Great Seal features Liberty personified as a seated Juno wearing a cr...
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Seven-dots glyph
The 7-dot glyph, (or globes) are first known in Mittanian art, (Turkey, or ancient Anatolia), but is possibly older. It appears in the iconography of cylinder seals, and later on reliefs, or other mot...
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Seal of Colombo
The Seal of Colombo is the official seal and log of the city of Colombo and the municipality council in Sri Lanka. It consists of a coconut tree, which has been the main cultivated crop in the area fo...
Minoan seal-stones
Minoan seal-stones are gemstones, or near-gem-quality stones produced in the Minoan civilization. They were found in quantity at specific sites, for example in Knossos, Mallia and Phaistos.Minoan seal...
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Seal (East Asia)
A seal, in an East Asian context, is a general name for printing stamps and impressions thereof which are used in lieu of signatures in personal documents, office paperwork, contracts, art, or any ite...
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Seal of Portland, Oregon
The city seal of Portland, Oregon, was originally adopted in 1878, standardized in 1964, and most recently revised August 3, 2005. According to the city's website, "The female figure in the center o...
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Seal of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
The seal of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is the symbol of the diocese. The seal was designed at the creation of the diocese by splitting the western counties from the Episcopal Diocese of Dall...
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Seal of Minneapolis, Minnesota
The seal of Minneapolis was adopted by the Minneapolis City Council on June 5, 1878. The seal consists of a shield centered on a round form. The shield contains a pictorial view of St. Anthony Falls, ...
Privy Seal of Japan
The Privy Seal of Japan is the Emperor of Japan's official seal. It is square and its inscription "天皇御璽" is written in the seal script (篆書:tensho). It has two lines of vertical writing. On the right-...
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Seal of Algiers
The coat of arms of Algiers, the capital of Algeria, was created after the country's independence, it shows a fortress, which symbolizes the Casbah, and a boat which symbolize the Algerian fleet, vita...
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Seal (contract law)
In the law, a seal affixed to a contract or other legal instrument has had special legal significance at various times in the jurisdictions that recognise it. In the courts of common law jurisdictions...
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Eagle, Globe, and Anchor
The Eagle, Globe, and Anchor is the official emblem and insignia of the United States Marine Corps. It is commonly referred to as an EGA, although this usage is officially discouraged by the U.S. Mari...
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Scaraboid seal
The Scaraboid seal is a category of the impression seals of Egypt. It is also a category of Jewellery and amulets, though as a seal it is of minor size (about 1.5 cm, pocket size).
Scarabs w...
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Ring of the Fisherman
The Ring of the Fisherman (Latin: Annulus Piscatoris; Italian: Anello Piscatorio), also known as the Piscatory Ring, is an official part of the regalia worn by the Pope, who is head of the Catholic Ch...
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Seal of Springfield, Illinois
The corporate Seal of Springfield, Illinois, is the official seal adopted by the capital city of the U.S. state of Illinois. Its design consists of a black circle inscribed in white with the words "Ci...
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Sealing wax
Sealing wax is a wax material of a seal which, after melting, hardens quickly (to paper, parchment, ribbons and wire, and other material) forming a bond that is difficult to separate without noticeabl...
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Shelomit seal
The Shelomit seal is an elliptical black stone seal (2.1 x 1.8 cm) excavated by Eilat Mazar in Jerusalem, January 2008. It was found in a stratified layer estimated at 2,500 years old, just outs...