Coin Curation and Authentication: Carol Tedesco's in-depth knowledge of historic shipwreck recovered, Spanish Colonial coins is recognized world-wide. Whether you are in need of a team to curate and authenticate thousands of coins, or one expert to evaluate a collection and make recommendations, Carol and her colleagues can accommodate your needs.

 

Historic Shipwreck Industry targeted media, public relations and visibility consulting, including press releases, photo shoots, feature articles and web site organization and presentation.

 

Consulting Services: For planning and presenting your project, including PowerPoint presentations and informative business briefs.

 

Presentations for Schools, Meetings and Civic Groups: We can accommodate any age group.

Historic Research and Certification, Inc., and Historic Underwater Discoveries have been providing historic shipwreck professional services for more than two decades.

Carol Tedesco is known to us as one of the foremost expert numismatists on Spanish Colonial Coins. Requiring an impartial expert opinion to divide a lot of coins recovered by Arqueonautas Worldwide S.A. (www.arq.de) from the Portuguese shipwreck ‘San Jose’ from 1622 between the Government of the Republic of Mozambique and Arqueonautas we had to make sure that the coins truly representing ‘National Maritime Heritage’ would be identified by a neutral expert. An outstanding job was done to the full satisfaction of the Mozambique Government and Arqueonautas; certainly no small feat considering the great responsibility Carol accepted to take on here.

Niki Sandizell

Chairman & CEO, Arqueonautas Worldwide SA

www.arq.de

What Clients Have to Say

Carol Tedesco is known to us as one of the foremost expert numismatists on Spanish Colonial Coins...

Niki Sandizell

Chairman & CEO, Arqueonautas Worldwide SA

Although there are other knowledgeable numismatists in the field, one of the reasons Odyssey chose to work with Carol is her vast experience in multiple areas of the historic shipwreck industry, which gives her knowledge a depth, breadth, and context that no other coin expert possesses.

Mark D. Gordon

Odyssey Marine Exploration

PhotoFrame

As Vice President of Operations for the Mel Fisher family company, Motivation, Inc.,

I have been asked to attest to the abilities of my professional associate Carol Tedesco.

 

I have worked with Carol Tedesco in various capacities for nearly two decades, and know her as a historic shipwreck explorer, researcher, curator and coin expert. While her particular specialty is shipwreck recovered Spanish Colonial “cob” coins, she is proficient at working with artifact databases and at customizing databases to suit the needs of the project at hand.

 

Carol’s reputation in the shipwreck industry is excellent. Her first hand experience working in multiple areas of the industry, her knowledge of 16th and 17th century life, her professional standards and pleasant personality make her a valuable addition to any team.

 

Gary Randolph

Vice President, Operations

 

www.MelFisher.com

Carol Tedesco has provided consultation services for Odyssey Marine Exploration since 2008, primarily in her capacity as a Spanish Colonial coin expert.  Although there are other knowledgeable numismatists in the field, one of the reasons Odyssey chose to work with Carol is her vast experience in multiple areas of the historic shipwreck industry, which gives her knowledge a depth, breadth, and context that no other coin expert possesses.

 

Carol has provided a variety of valuable services to Odyssey over the years.  She created a dedicated database for coins from the Portuguese shipwreck Sao Jose, which was designed to track particular features and characteristics.  This not only increased our information base, it also enhanced the collection’s potential value.  Carol served as a spokesperson for the Sao Jose collection, conversing with and educating the media and public across the United States about the history of Portuguese and Spanish colonial trade and the 17th century seafaring world.

 

Carol was an expert witness for Odyssey in the “Black Swan” case, analyzing and preparing a report on the coins recovered from the site, in relation to the shipping routes of the time, and the location and conditions in which the coins were discovered.

 

Carol recently completed a professional paper, "The Deep-Sea Tortugas Shipwreck, Florida (1622): the Silver Coins," for "Oceans Odyssey 3," a compendium of papers on artifacts recovered from the deep-water wreck.  She also provided fact-checking and editing to other authors contributing to the collection.

 

Carol performs her work faithfully, industriously and with meticulous attention to detail and sensitivity to the cultural importance of the artifacts.  She is held in very high regard within Odyssey and within the international historic shipwreck industry.

Mark D. Gordon

President

Odyssey Marine Exploration