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Sphragistische aphorisms (300 medieval seal)

Friedrich Karl I. Joseph, Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst was born the son of Prince Charles Albert III. and his wife Leopoldine, Princess of Fürstenberg on 5. More 1814 in Stuttgart. He was a member of the House of Hohenlohe, and he is considered one of the major German heraldry and researchers sigillography.

In 1857 He began his research sphragistic. His role models were Lisch, Lepsius, Stillfried and Vossberg, just to name a few. The purpose of his endeavor was, German archives officials in the description and classification to provide a practical guide and attract new researchers in the sphragistics.

The prince was very great rarity of the crest-seals before the beginning of the XIII. Century, and he concluded, that there can be no doubt, that even in the second half of the XII. Century have led the most important dynasties and the gender-ministerials their coat of arms on seals also had, even if it is known from this period are not many seal coat, or. not present in the original…


Hohenlohe-Waldenburg, Prince of, Frederick, Karl I., Joseph: Sphragistische aphorisms, 300 medieval seal, Heilbronn: M. Schell'sche Buchdruckerei 1882 (Download)

Further literature and articles on this topic:

Quarterly Journal of heraldry and genealogy sphragistics
Yearbook for genealogy and sphragistics
The seal of the nobility of the country by the year Wettin 1500

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