The recent discovery of two padlock restraint/shackles in two rural habitations, in cellars filled in at the end of the 3rd century in the Somme, is an opportunity to present these singular artifacts in different ways. These rather rare objects, recognized as evidence of the practice of slavery with their sophisticated locking system, are all the more remarkable when discovered complete within rural settlements. Their presence suggests coercive practices on the part of the occupants or the population and has several meanings that should be addressed. Traduction : John Lynch.