Iron Age Ox-head mount

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0
Object type: Mount
Period: Iron Age
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 31/01/2022
Location: Vale of Glamorgan


A mount in the form of an ox-head, probably a vessel escutcheon, from the late Iron Age. The meaning behind the ox head is the subject of debate; either literal for a milking pail or of religious/spiritual significance.