Homes of eBay 1: Jetton

When I mention eBay to archaeologists, the majority opinion has been a shake of the head and the hint of a smile. It seems to me that eBay is viewed remotely as a negative phenomenon, not something to be engaged with. There are lots of reasons for this though, the sale of metal-detecting finds through it being only one. It’s also understandable that people find it hard to comprehend the sheer scale and complexity of eBay as a data set.

With that in mind, I want to start this exploration of eBay by trying to make that dataset more human. I’m going to do that through an exploration, presented largely without comment, of the sellers’ houses. Hope you like it, we can discuss it a week from now.

Jettons

My data collection returned 18 listings of Jettons on eBay. As of November 2014, there were 8034 Jettons recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme. EBay then, lists Jettons equivalent to 0.22% of the PAS database every month and would take 37 years to sell an equivalent set of artefacts.

A LOT OF OLD DETECTOR FOUND MEDIEVAL JETTONS

A LOT OF OLD DETECTOR FOUND MEDIEVAL JETTONS

Coins jettons tokens inc irish hammered Metal detecting finds

Coins jettons tokens inc irish hammered Metal detecting finds

excellent Jetton

excellent Jetton

Jetton nice example

Jetton nice example

King on Throne Medieval Bronze Jetton 14th 15th Century

King on Throne Medieval Bronze Jetton 14th 15th Century

Medieval bronze jetton jeton Heraldic Lion Armorial Shield detecting detector 4 lots

Medieval bronze jetton jeton Heraldic Lion Armorial Shield detecting detector 4 lots

Medieval French Jetton Metal Detecting Find

Medieval French Jetton Metal Detecting Find

Metal Detecting Collection Of Medieval Jettons

Metal Detecting Collection Of Medieval Jettons

metal detecting finds tokens jettons etc....

metal detecting finds tokens jettons etc….

Super example of an Hans Kranwinkle Jetton

Super example of an Hans Kranwinkle Jetton

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