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
53%
35%
7%
0%
28
flagGhana
50%
33%
5%
11%
18
flagPoland
49%
40%
6%
3%
22480
flagGermany
47%
47%
4%
1%
72
flagUnknown
40%
43%
7%
5%
55
flagFrance
40%
50%
0%
10%
20
flagthe United Kingdom
38%
48%
6%
6%
368
flagAustralia
38%
48%
9%
3%
114
flagPakistan
38%
42%
8%
10%
107
flagGreece
38%
19%
23%
19%
21
flagSingapore
34%
46%
12%
6%
32
flagthe United States
33%
48%
11%
4%
840
flagCanada
32%
50%
10%
5%
70
flagNigeria
31%
51%
11%
5%
99
flagIndia
28%
50%
11%
7%
906
flagthe Philippines
27%
39%
19%
10%
73
flagRepublic of Ireland
27%
55%
13%
3%
29
flagthe United Arab Emirates
10%
52%
26%
10%
19