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Classic Gold  - A battered marble bust of a Roman Emperor Augustus, unearthed in a house clearance in West Yorkshire, has sold for a colossal £157,000 - over fifteen times its estimate.<br />
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Despite having a cracked neck, the 2ft tall bust of the first Roman Emperor mounted on a cicular socle base sparked a bidding frenzy at the Sheffield Auction Gallery.<br />
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Estimated at only £10,000 due to its 'substantial damages' the legendary Emperor, recently revealed to be Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's hero, shocked the auction room as the price rapidly escalated.