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Pictured: Ray Pusey with the horse brooch. <br />
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A metal detectorist is today celebrating after a 2,000 year old horse brooch he dug up sold for over £71,000 - almost nine times the estimate.<br />
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Ray Pusey, 64, found the Celtic Chieftain's chariot brooch about 10ins below the surface at an undisclosed location in his home county of Buckinghamshire.<br />
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It was tipped to fetch £8,000 but sparked a bidding war between four phone bidders which drove up the price.<br />
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The van driver, who has been detecting for 30 years, will split the proceeds of the sale 50/50 with the landowner.