Rufius Probianus

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For other people named Probianus, see Probianus (disambiguation).
The ivory diptych of Probianus

Rufius Probianus (fl. 400 AD) was a vicarius of the late Roman Empire. He is known from an ivory diptych on which he appears with his right hand lifted in an oratorical gesture to indicate that he is either speaking or has the right to speak.[1]


  1. ^ Peter Brown, "Church and leadership" A History of Private Life: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium, edited by Paul Veyne (1987), p. 272.