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κηρύκ-ειον , Ion. κηρυκ-ήϊον , Dor. κα_ρύκειον , τό,
A.herald's wand, Hdt.9.100, Th.1.53, IG12(8).51.24 (Imbros, ii B.C.), Ph.2.560; κ. συμπεπλεγμένα ἐκ τῶν θαλλῶν, = ἱκετηρίαι, Din.1.18: prov., τὸ κ. τὴν μάχαιραν 'peace or the sword', Phot.: as signet, Tab.Heracl. 1.4, 2.3; κηρύκ-ιον , Ar.Fr.518, Hsch. s.v. δράκοντα; also with υ^, AP 11.124 (Nicarch.).
2. the constellation Caduceus, Hipparch. ap. Gem.3.13 (-ιον codd.), Vett.Val.7.6.
II. tax on auction sales, PSI5.543.59 (iii B.C.), PEleph.14.12 (iii B.C.); auctioneer's fee, SIG 1011.23 (Chalcedon, iii/ii B.C.), Suid.; φέρειν ἠξίου κηρύκιον stooped to win a tale-bearer's fee, Jul.Or.2.96a.
III. the stone whence the herald made his proclamations, Hsch., Suid.
IV. surgical machine, Orib.49.4.64.
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