I’m amazed at how different a coin my husband had looked under different lighting.
|Black background in light box
f/3.5, exp 1/6, ISO 80, Pattern Metering
|Natural light, no light box
f/4, exp 1/2, bias +0.7, ISO 80
Center Weighted Average Metering
The first version of this Epcot Center coin looked more platinum and the second won looks more silver. If you have time to play around with your artifacts, test the items out under different lights and different backgrounds to see what’s more true to life. And then, if you have distracting backgrounds, you can crop that out.