Antique amphorae were obtained by mass production on a large scale. They could be identified by their shapes. At a glance, a local shopkeeper of the Lingon people (area of Châtillon sur Seine) would have said what they contained and where they came from: Italian wine, Gallic wine, oil, Spanish fish sauce.
À gauche : Amphore vinaire gauloise de type 4, terre cuite, Ier siècle, Coll. Forum antique de Bavay, Musée archéologique du département du Nord
À droite : Amphore pour les conserves de poissons de type Dressel 9, terre cuite, Ier siècle, Coll. Musées de Langres