Many civilisations such as Sumerians, Assyrians, Persians and Egyptians used serpentine to make seals and cylindrical seals. They took advantage of these stone qualities which once polished shows a greasy and oily surface. This prevents clay or wax to stick to the seal when applied. Romans used serpentine a lot in decoration, particularly like marble. They would call it lapis atracius, which is known today as ophicalcite with the Genoa green or the Maurin Green. In Italy, from the Roman period to the Middle Ages, the "sorcerers" thought that serpentine would protect against snakebites and could help to reduce venom. This belief can be found in other civilizations in the world and some even think that it is this property that gave the name to the stone.
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