an artist, whose name appears on a gem; but it cannot be said with certainty whether the name is that of the engraver or of the owner. (Spilsbury Gems, No. 31; Sillig Catal. Artif. s. v.) [P.S]
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. John Murray: printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street. In the article on Soranus, we find: "at this present time (1848)" and this date seems to reflect the dates of works cited. 1873 - probably the printing date.