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
85%
14%
0%
0%
14
flagMalaysia
70%
23%
6%
0%
30
flagRwanda
64%
14%
14%
7%
14
flagNew Zealand
52%
33%
9%
0%
21
flagPoland
49%
40%
6%
3%
20665
flagGermany
42%
50%
5%
2%
38
flagPakistan
40%
43%
10%
5%
67
flagthe United Kingdom
39%
46%
7%
5%
257
flagAustralia
39%
45%
12%
3%
66
flagUnknown
38%
44%
7%
5%
54
flagNigeria
38%
44%
14%
2%
34
flagSingapore
37%
45%
12%
4%
24
flagthe United States
35%
48%
9%
4%
716
flagIndonesia
35%
42%
7%
14%
14
flagCanada
33%
50%
9%
5%
53
flagGreece
33%
33%
25%
8%
12
flagIndia
30%
49%
10%
7%
595
flagthe Philippines
25%
36%
25%
8%
47
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
61%
23%
0%
13
flagthe United Arab Emirates
6%
56%
25%
12%
16