), a gem-engraver, for the above form, first suggested by Visconti, seems to be most probably the correct mode of reading the inscription on a celebrated gem, which others have read Sosicles
This is one of the many examples of the confusion of Greek names beginning in So.
The Gem is an intaglio, representing a Gorgon's head, in that beautiful style which did not prevail until after the time of Praxiteles. (Stosch, pl. 65; Bracci, pl. 109; Mus. Borb.
vol. iv. pl. 39; Eckhel, Pierres grav. 31 ;
1.2.70-77; R. Rochette, Lettre à M. Schorn,
pp. 154, 155, 2d ed.)