Iron Age socketed terminal mount in the form of a bull's head. Despite the sinuous curves which suggest to the eye that the mount might have been at the end of a curving object, the socket is straight and could easily have been at the end of a perfectly straight shaft, in which case the bull would have been looking down the length of the shaft.
Now at Bury St Edmunds museum.
Rebecca L. Ellis has been working on a PhD at the University of Hull and has supplied us with the following report on this Hoxne fitting.
Found by Mike Greatbatch