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Solon

a gem engraver, who probably lived under Augustus, at the same time as Dioscorides, with whom he may perhaps be considered to divide the honour of being the founder of the succession of gem engravers, who lived under the early Roman emperors, and whose numerous and beautiful works now fill the cabinets of Europe. There is no mention made of Solon in any ancient writer, but his name occurs on several gems. A complete account of his works, with references to the other writers by whom they have been described, is given in Nagler's Neues Allgemeines Künstler-Lexicon, vol xvii. s. v. (See, also, Thiersch, Epochen, p. 304; Müller, Archäol. d. Kunst, § 200, n. 1.)

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