Anicius Petronius Probus

Anicius Petronius Probus[1] (fl. 395–406 AD) was a politician of the Western Roman Empire.

Western Roman Emperor Honorius, depicted on the consular diptych of Probus (406, Aosta, CIL V, 6836)


A member of the gens Anicia, he was the son of Sextus Claudius Petronius Probus[2] (consul in 371) and of Anicia Faltonia Proba;[3] his elder brothers were Anicius Hermogenianus Olybrius and Anicius Probinus (consuls in 395), and his sister was Anicia Proba.[2][3][4]

In 395, he is attested as quaestor elected by the Emperor.[2][3] In 406, Anicius was consul contemporaneously with the Eastern Emperor Arcadius.[4][5][6] One of his consular diptychs is preserved at the Museo del tesoro della cattedrale di Aosta, and depicts Emperor Honorius.

Probus was a Christian.[5]


  1. ^ PLRE II
  2. ^ a b c CIL VI, 1752.
  3. ^ a b c CIL VI, 1754.
  4. ^ a b Jerome, Letters, 130.7
  5. ^ a b CIL V, 6836
  6. ^ Zosimus, VI.3.1.


  • CIL VI, 1754, an inscription set up by Probus and his brother Probinus in honour of their mother.
  • Jones, A.H.M.; Martindale, J. R.; Morris, John, eds. (1980). "Probus 11". Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire. Vol. II. p. 913-914. ISBN 0-521-20159-4.
Political offices
Preceded by Roman consul
with Arcadius
Succeeded by