Diachronic overview of the use of seals in the ANE

Uruk IV tablets regularly sealed (one or more seals) seal impressed prior to inscription
Uruk III tablets only occasionally sealed seal impressed prior to inscription
Early Dynastic I-II no sealed tablets
Early Dynastic IIIa no sealed tablets
Early Dynastic IIIb no sealed tablets
Old Akkadian tablets occasionally sealed seal impressed following inscription example of Old Akkadian sealed tablet
Lagash II no sealed tablets
Ur III tablets regularly sealed (mostly one seal) seal impressed following inscription
Early Old Babylonian tablets regularly sealed (mostly one seal) seal impressed following inscription
Old Babylonian tablets regularly sealed (one or more seals) seal impressed following inscription
Old Assyrian tablets regularly sealed (one or more seals) seal impressed following inscription
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