Halliday Collection

About the collection

The late Jim Halliday was a metal detectorist who operated for many years in the Malton and Norton area.  Jim worked closely with various specialists to identify his finds, which were meticulously documented and fully recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS).

In 2006 he donated his collection to Malton Museum.  The collection comprises more than 4,000 metal objects, mostly of copper alloy, but also some pottery sherds and glass bottles.


Bundle seal Steelyard weight

Items within the collection


This copper alloy object in the shape of a bird is thought to have been a sliding weight from a Roman steelyard balance.

Steelyard weight
Bundle seal

A lead seal from a bundle of flax or hemp imported from Russia in the 18th or early 19th century.

Bundle seal