SEALS OF THE DRUGET NOBLE FAMILY ACCORDING TO THE DOCUMENTS OF THE PRESOV AND TRANSCARPATHIA ARCHIVES FUNDS
In this article, as a result of research work at the State Archives of Presov (Slovakia) and the State Archives of the Transcarpathian region (Ukraine), the author found a sufficient number of seals (prints of seals) of the Druget noble family, mainly during the XVII century. These seals certified the documents that affect various types of activities: state, economic, military, economic, etc. All these seals can be divided into: 1) personal (ring, signet ring) with the image of the shield of the generic coat of arms; 2) middle registered official coat of arms’ stamps with one legend below the line; 3) large registered official coat of arms’ stamps with two legends below the line, 4) one wax hanging seal. Basically all the prints are of the wax seal on the paper. In many seals there is an oval shield. Seven trushes remain intact on the seals of the Druget's coat of arms. In the middle of the XVII century the Drugets’ general coat of arms was formed on seals. The description of the coat of arms is as follows: there is a belt with five belts (three belts) on the shield. In the upper part of the field of the coat of arms there are four trushes, turned to the right, and in the lower part of the field of the coat of arms there are three trushes. From above, the coat of arms is framed by a knights helmet with a lowered visor. The earl crown is located on the helmet. From the crown there comes the kleinod in the form of two eagle wings. Each wing has a field with a belt and three buckles, four trushes above the belt, and three trushes under the belt.
Sometimes on the Drugets’ seals one can find seven trushes on one wing, and three buckles on the other wing. In the XXVII century on the Drugets’ seals these trushes are depicted with a beak and paws. As the Druget family documents are kept in other family archives of the noble families of the northeastern part of the Hungarian Kingdom, which was then part of the Austrian Empire, it is necessary to continue to search for the documents of this family. This question requires further study.