Sigillography

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Sigillography, also known by its Greek-derived name, sphragistics, is the scholarly discipline that studies the wax, lead, clay, and other seals used to authenticate archival documents.wikipedia
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Sigillography, also known by its Greek-derived name, sphragistics, is the scholarly discipline that studies the wax, lead, clay, and other seals used to authenticate archival documents.
The study of seals is known as sigillography or sphragistics.

Diplomatics

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It has links to diplomatics, heraldry, social history, and the history of art, and is regarded as one of the auxiliary sciences of history.
It is, however, closely associated with several parallel disciplines, including palaeography, sigillography, codicology, and provenance studies, all of which are concerned with a document's physical characteristics and history, and which will often be carried out in conjunction with a diplomatic analysis.

Antiquarian

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Antiquaries such as Thomas Elmham and John Rous began to record and to discuss the historic use of seals in the 15th century.
By the end of the 19th century, antiquarianism had diverged into a number of more specialized academic disciplines including archaeology, art history, numismatics, sigillography, philology, literary studies and diplomatics.

Auxiliary sciences of history

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It has links to diplomatics, heraldry, social history, and the history of art, and is regarded as one of the auxiliary sciences of history.

King Ottokar's Sceptre

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Sigillography features in the plot of King Ottokar's Sceptre (1939/1947), one of The Adventures of Tintin.
Having discovered a lost briefcase in a Belgian park, Tintin returns it to its owner, the sigillographer Professor Hector Alembick, who informs the reporter of his plans to travel to the Balkan nation of Syldavia.

Byzantine studies

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Sigillography is also an important subdiscipline of Byzantine studies, involving the study of Byzantine lead seal impressions and the text and images thereon.
Specific subsets of diplomatics entail sigillography, the study of seals, and palaeography, the study of scripts.

List of The Adventures of Tintin characters

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Tintin accompanies Professor Alembick, a sigillographer, on a research trip to the Balkan nation of Syldavia, only to become embroiled in a plot to dethrone the King.
Professor Hector Alembick is a sigillographer: an expert on seals used to authenticate state documents.

Sealing wax

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Sigillography, also known by its Greek-derived name, sphragistics, is the scholarly discipline that studies the wax, lead, clay, and other seals used to authenticate archival documents.

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Sigillography, also known by its Greek-derived name, sphragistics, is the scholarly discipline that studies the wax, lead, clay, and other seals used to authenticate archival documents.

Heraldry

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It has links to diplomatics, heraldry, social history, and the history of art, and is regarded as one of the auxiliary sciences of history.

Social history

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It has links to diplomatics, heraldry, social history, and the history of art, and is regarded as one of the auxiliary sciences of history.

Art history

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It has links to diplomatics, heraldry, social history, and the history of art, and is regarded as one of the auxiliary sciences of history.

Thomas Elmham

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Antiquaries such as Thomas Elmham and John Rous began to record and to discuss the historic use of seals in the 15th century.

John Rous (historian)

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Antiquaries such as Thomas Elmham and John Rous began to record and to discuss the historic use of seals in the 15th century.

Robert Glover (officer of arms)

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Notable early students and collectors included Robert Glover, John Dee, Sir Robert Cotton and Nicolas-Claude de Peiresc.

John Dee

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Notable early students and collectors included Robert Glover, John Dee, Sir Robert Cotton and Nicolas-Claude de Peiresc.

Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington

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Notable early students and collectors included Robert Glover, John Dee, Sir Robert Cotton and Nicolas-Claude de Peiresc.

Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc

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Notable early students and collectors included Robert Glover, John Dee, Sir Robert Cotton and Nicolas-Claude de Peiresc.

Jean Mabillon

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Especially influential in shaping the discipline were Jean Mabillon's De re diplomatica (1681) and Johann Michael Heineccius' De veteribus Germanorum aliarumque nationum sigillis (1710).

Johann Michael Heineccius

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Especially influential in shaping the discipline were Jean Mabillon's De re diplomatica (1681) and Johann Michael Heineccius' De veteribus Germanorum aliarumque nationum sigillis (1710).

Gustave Schlumberger

One of the largest compendiums of Byzantine seals can be found in the large volume by Gustave Schlumberger, Sigillographie de l'empire Byzantin, published in 1904.

The Adventures of Tintin

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Sigillography features in the plot of King Ottokar's Sceptre (1939/1947), one of The Adventures of Tintin.

Balkans

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Tintin accompanies Professor Alembick, a sigillographer, on a research trip to the Balkan nation of Syldavia, only to become embroiled in a plot to dethrone the King.

Nikolay Likhachyov

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Nikolay Petrovich Likhachyov, alternatively transliterated as Likhachev (12 April 1862 – 14 April 1936) was the first and foremost Russian sigillographer (that is, an expert on seals) who also contributed significantly to an array of auxiliary historical disciplines, including palaeography, epigraphy, diplomatics, genealogy, and numismatics.

Josep Maria de Sagarra

Born in Barcelona in 1894, in the breast of a family of the Catalan nobility being son of the historian and sigilógrafo Fernando de Sagarra i de Siscar.