Mattereum Asset Passport
Acheulian Hand Axe

This is a Mattereum Asset Passport. It is used to prove the value of physical objects. The physical objects are usually stored in a vault and bound to an Ethereum blockchain NFT. The Mattereum Asset Passport is made of a series of signed legal statements about the valuable attributes of the physical object. In most cases, you can buy a legal warranty on these legal statements, protecting you in case of error or fraud.

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Warranty 1: Asset Identity

Data

Certification Title

Asset Identity

Certification Short Title

Identity

Asset Title

Acheulian Hand Axe

Asset Summary

A Palaeolithic hand axe of the Acheulian style

Unique Mattereum ID

mtrm.tvg.handaxe.ach.berg.220

Asset Class

Antiques - Palaeolithic Tools

Certification Basis

Unless stated otherwise, the information in this certification was derrived from an in-person examination of the object.

Certification Description

This Prehistoric flint hand axe is in remarkable condition for its age. One half has been knapped to form the blade, with the other being left in its natural state to serve as a grip. The axe bears variable patination throughout, as well as some colouration from mineral deposits. On one side an inscription, presumably an earlier collection reference, has been carefully painted on which reads "Tiregand W (followed by an arrow pointing upward to the right) MB 79".

The following details are reproduced from the description given by Time Vault Gallery:

"A rare French Acheulian prehistoric handaxe, fashioned by Homo erectus (H. heidelbergensis), the first humans to occupy Europe. Its prehistoric maker created an ingenious design by keeping the natural rounded cobble end for an ergonomic grip similar to an earlier Oldowan Pebble Tool technology. The later Acheulian Period is evident in the very fine and delicate secondary flaking that is seen in the superbly detailed workmanship on the distal, chopping end.

Bifacial flaking around portions of the original flint nodule are for finger rests and a refinement of the grip."

Date Of Production

Acheulian tools were produced from 800,000 to 350,000 years ago.

Place Of Origin

Found in Bergerac, France, Near Chateau de Tiregand.

Asset Other Titles

Time Vault Gallery Reference: ACH220

Earlier collection reference: Tiregand W MB 79

Materials And Techniques

Knapped flint

Measurements

10.8 x 6.35cm

Display case measures 21 x 15.7 x 5.2cm

Provenance

Provenance given by Time Vault Gallery as "Ex-private French collection formed in the 1930's." Acquired by MTRM Industries Ltd. from Time Vault Gallery in May 2021.

Supporting Material

Certificate of Authenticity provided by Time Vault Gallery. (View)

Reference Media
Reference Media Notes

The photos displayed in this object's Asset Passport have been provided by TimeVaultGallery.com.

Contract

Warranty Price

1% of the sale price of the object or its corresponding NFT.

The Warranty Price is referred to in the Mattereum Certification Contract as the "Certifier Fee".

Liability Regime

Normal, variable liability regime (Mattereum’s standard dispute procedure, explained in the Pre-Action Procedure section of the Certification Contract, will apply to this certification).

Maximum Liability

Up to the sale price of the object or its corresponding NFT.

Certification Standard

Professional liability (The certifier has used reasonable skill and care to verify the accuracy of the information provided with respect to the object.)

Certification Duration

1 Year

Certifier Name

MTRM Industries Ltd.

Certifier Postal Address

The address of the Certifier is retained by MTRM Industries Ltd. and will be made available to warranty subscribers in the event of a dispute being lodged.

NFT Token Address

0x1c347c8af4aD73411CeC7D05c2EA1a17B4597E76

NFT Token ID

2

Authenticator

MTRM Industries Ltd.

Registrar

MTRM Industries Ltd.

Issuer

MTRM Industries Ltd.
The address of the Certifier is retained by MTRM Industries Ltd. and will be made available to warranty subscribers in the event of a dispute being lodged.

Warranty 2: NFT Pairing

Data

Certification Title

NFT Pairing

Certification Short Title

NFT

Asset Title

Acheulian Hand Axe

Asset Summary

A Palaeolithic hand axe of the Acheulian style

Unique Mattereum ID

mtrm.tvg.handaxe.ach.berg.220

Asset Class

Antiques - Palaeolithic Tools

Certification Description

This asset has been paired to a non-fungible token (NFT), the details of which can be found in the Contract section of this Certification.

Possession of this NFT enables the possessor to take custody of this asset as per MTRM Industries Ltd.'s Terms of Service.

There is a lot of fraud in the NFT space, and it is important to ensure that the NFT you are buying is actually the specific NFT bound to this physical asset, and not in fact a counterfeit. The NFT detailed in this Asset Passport is the correct NFT. If you come to this Mattereum Asset Passport from a site such as OpenSea, you should click on the link provided at the top of each warranty to be shown the correct NFT listing (rather than using your back button). If the web sites and web browser have not been compromised, doing so will show you the correct NFT.

Asset Security

This asset is stored in a secure, insured, climate controlled storage facility in London. The details of this facility are confidential for security reasons, but can be made available upon request by the NFT owner.

Vault fees are pre-paid on this asset for 12 months from the time this NFT was issued. Subsequent vault fees are the sole responsibility of the asset owner.

Contract

Warranty Price

1% of the sale price of the object or its corresponding NFT.

The Warranty Price is referred to in the Mattereum Certification Contract as the "Certifier Fee".

Liability Regime

Normal, variable liability regime (Mattereum’s standard dispute procedure, explained in the Pre-Action Procedure section of the Certification Contract, will apply to this certification).

Maximum Liability

Up to the sale price of the object or its corresponding NFT.

Certification Standard

Professional liability (The certifier has used reasonable skill and care to verify the accuracy of the information provided with respect to the object.)

Certification Duration

1 Year

Certifier Name

MTRM Industries Ltd.

Certifier Postal Address

The address of the Certifier is retained by MTRM Industries Ltd. and will be made available to warranty subscribers in the event of a dispute being lodged.

NFT Token Address

0x1c347c8af4aD73411CeC7D05c2EA1a17B4597E76

NFT Token ID

2

Authenticator

MTRM Industries Ltd.

Registrar

MTRM Industries Ltd.

Issuer

MTRM Industries Ltd.
The address of the Certifier is retained by MTRM Industries Ltd. and will be made available to warranty subscribers in the event of a dispute being lodged.