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Ammonian Horn

(The) the cornucopia. It was in reality a tract of very fertile land, in the shape of a ram's horn, given by Ammon, King of Libya, to his mistress Amalthea (q:v.) (the mother of Bacchus).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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