Which metal or alloy used in the Antiquity is the hardest?

bronze
wrought iron
copper
tin
Though bronze is generally harder than wrought iron, the Bronze Age gave way to the Iron Age. This happened because iron was easier to find and easier to process.
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Answers by country

bronze
wrought iron
copper
tin
answers
flagthe Netherlands
80%
20%
0%
0%
15
flagMalaysia
70%
22%
6%
0%
31
flagRwanda
64%
14%
14%
7%
14
flagNew Zealand
52%
34%
8%
0%
23
flagPoland
49%
40%
6%
3%
20926
flagGermany
42%
51%
4%
2%
45
flagAustralia
40%
46%
10%
2%
77
flagthe United Kingdom
39%
46%
6%
6%
264
flagPakistan
38%
45%
9%
6%
75
flagUnknown
38%
44%
7%
5%
54
flagNigeria
37%
45%
13%
2%
37
flagCanada
36%
49%
9%
5%
55
flagSingapore
36%
48%
12%
4%
25
flagthe United States
35%
49%
9%
4%
732
flagIndonesia
35%
42%
7%
14%
14
flagIndia
30%
50%
10%
7%
650
flagthe Philippines
28%
36%
24%
8%
50
flagGreece
26%
26%
26%
20%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
18%
56%
25%
0%
16
flagthe United Arab Emirates
6%
56%
25%
12%
16