Every official in various hierarchies
of a government has his own Seal to stamp on official documents.
Unlike today where Seals are more popular as rubber stamps,
in olden times, Seals of government officers, rulers and
of royal family members were made of copper, silver or gold.
These were designed with beautiful motifs and calligraphy
in Brahmi, Devnagari, Arabic, Persian, English and vernacular
Dies are most important tools in the manufacturing
of coins, medals and several items. Dies of coins are most popular
among coin collectors as they can be linked to actual coins minted
from them. A Die is also important in deciding the average production
of coins from that Die.
Dies, which were used for printing the judicial stamp paper
in Indian Princely States' time, are also available and
are included here. Many a times, the Dies with bold relief
letters were used for putting an embossed authoritative
stamp on judicial paper. Such Dies are also represented
In short, here seals of different rulers and government
offices are presented along with Dies used for judicial
paper in Mughal, and Indian Princely State times. Seals
used in modern times by government offices and other authorities
like temples, banks, courts are also to come in the purview
of this section.