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Usually worn on a shoulder strap and suspended at waist level.
Quivers of the Viking Age seem to have been suspended from either a shoulder strap or from a belt worn around the waist. This article aims to clarify what evidence we have and how quivers were worn.
Suspended from shoulder
- T64 BL Harley f.64r
- T84 Vatican Reg.12 f.24v
- T86 Hexatech T86:f41v
- Bayeux Tapestry, 1080AD. 3 Norman archers. [WILSON 1985]:pl.60
We have a number of Anglo-Saxon manuscript illustrations of quivers.
Suspended from waist
- Bayeux Tapestry, 1080AD. One mail wearing Norman archer. [WILSON 1985]:pl.60
- Hedeby, Denmark. Fragment of leather from at least two quivers. [GROENMAN VAN WAATERINGE 1984]:Taf 25, 26, 27
Unknown method of suspension
- MS23 Prudentius, Psychomachia, fol 22v C10th
- T84 Vatican Reg.12 f.27v
- Scar boat grave, Scotland. [OWEN & DALLAND 1999]:p.112-115.