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
78%
21%
0%
0%
19
flagMalaysia
70%
22%
6%
0%
31
flagNew Zealand
52%
36%
8%
0%
25
flagPoland
49%
40%
6%
3%
21834
flagGermany
45%
49%
3%
1%
61
flagAustralia
42%
44%
9%
3%
96
flagUnknown
40%
43%
7%
5%
55
flagthe United Kingdom
38%
48%
6%
6%
313
flagPakistan
38%
45%
8%
7%
91
flagSingapore
38%
46%
11%
3%
26
flagGreece
38%
19%
23%
19%
21
flagNigeria
37%
51%
9%
1%
54
flagthe United States
35%
48%
10%
4%
775
flagCanada
33%
51%
8%
4%
62
flagIndonesia
33%
46%
6%
13%
15
flagFrance
33%
53%
0%
13%
15
flagIndia
29%
50%
10%
8%
777
flagthe Philippines
28%
38%
19%
11%
63
flagRepublic of Ireland
26%
56%
17%
0%
23
flagthe United Arab Emirates
11%
55%
22%
11%
18