When I want to learn more about coins, I consult Carol Tedesco. For me as a student and teacher of archaeological oceanography, coins serve as indicators of lost ships, historic cultures as well as shifting sediments and ocean currents. This concise book has huge content including the mines, the mints, the assayers, conservation and preservation.
Clarice M. Yentsch, Ph.D.
Curator of Education,
Mel Fisher Maritime Historical
Society and Museum 2002 to 2007;
Research Scientist & Adjunct Professor
Nova Southeastern University
Dania Beach, Florida
I’m delighted to see this booklet on the 1622 coins excavated for many years from the Atocha and Margarita historic shipwrecks. Numismatists and general readers alike will delight in this well researched guide to an unparalleled archaeological collection recovered from the sea.
Dr. R. Duncan Mathewson III