Roman wine amphora

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The production of this type of amphora with an ogival body, long neck in the shape of an inverted cone, straight handles and triangular-section lip, was abundant in all the Italic coast, from where they were distributed in the western Mediterranean, mainly in Gaul and Hispania, from the 2nd century BCE to the end of the 1st century BCE, when it had become much scarcer. Some examples have tituli picti, which refer to the wine’s area of origin, such as the famous Caecuban and Falerno wines.