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%
21729
flagGermany
46%
48%
3%
1%
58
flagAustralia
42%
44%
9%
3%
92
flagUnknown
40%
43%
7%
5%
55
flagthe United Kingdom
38%
47%
6%
6%
307
flagPakistan
38%
45%
8%
7%
91
flagGreece
38%
19%
23%
19%
21
flagSingapore
36%
48%
12%
4%
25
flagthe United States
35%
48%
10%
4%
771
flagNigeria
34%
53%
10%
2%
49
flagFrance
33%
53%
0%
13%
15
flagIndonesia
33%
46%
6%
13%
15
flagCanada
32%
52%
8%
4%
61
flagIndia
29%
50%
10%
7%
763
flagthe Philippines
29%
37%
19%
11%
62
flagRepublic of Ireland
27%
54%
18%
0%
22
flagthe United Arab Emirates
11%
55%
22%
11%
18