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
76%
23%
0%
0%
26
flagMalaysia
60%
25%
15%
0%
40
flagNew Zealand
50%
40%
6%
0%
30
flagGhana
50%
35%
5%
10%
20
flagPoland
49%
40%
6%
3%
22728
flagGermany
46%
48%
3%
1%
79
flagUnknown
40%
43%
7%
5%
55
flagAustralia
38%
46%
9%
4%
118
flagPakistan
38%
43%
8%
10%
110
flagFrance
38%
52%
0%
9%
21
flagGreece
38%
19%
23%
19%
21
flagthe United Kingdom
36%
50%
6%
6%
395
flagNigeria
34%
45%
13%
5%
123
flagSingapore
34%
48%
11%
5%
35
flagthe United States
33%
48%
11%
4%
860
flagRepublic of Ireland
32%
51%
12%
3%
31
flagCanada
30%
50%
9%
5%
85
flagIndia
28%
50%
10%
8%
947
flagthe Philippines
27%
39%
19%
10%
76
flagthe United Arab Emirates
12%
48%
24%
16%
25