Description: Untangling the Record—A Contemporary Review of Potosi and Lima Mint Coins and Assayer History from the Mint Openings up to 1622 is a second edition printing of a research paper presented at Cartagena MMXXI —The 3rd International Convention of Historians and Numismatists, held in December of 2021 in Cartagena, Colombia.
Over the course of many decades, dissemination from author to author of incomplete, incorrect, and misleading information concerning the early Lima and Potosi mint assayers has resulted in widespread confusion and widely published inaccuracies. With the support of several of Latin America’s most prominent archival historian/numismatists, Carol Tedesco has meticulously disentangled the evidence, deconstructed the errors, and updated the record, providing the most current assayer identity and timeline information available today, complete with extensive source citations.
Bio: Carol Tedesco is an internationally recognized Spanish Colonial coin expert and historic shipwreck professional who specializes in designing relational databases specific to individual shipwreck projects. She has curated tens of thousands of coins and is considered the foremost authority on silver coins of the 1622 fleet. Other publications include “Treasure Coins of the Nuestra Señora De Atocha & the Santa Margarita” (SeaStory Press 2010 and 2022 second edition), several shipwreck artifact archaeological mystery articles, and the academic paper, “The Deep-Sea Tortugas Shipwreck, Florida: The Silver Coins,” from the “Oceans Odyssey 3” compendium,” (Oxbow Books, Oxford, UK).