Potitus Valerius Messalla

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Potitus Valerius Messalla (ca. 70 BC – after 17 BC) was an Ancient Roman statesman, probably a son of Marcus Valerius Messalla Rufus. He presumably had two sons: Manius Valerius Messalla Potitus and Lucius Valerius Messalla Volesus. In 17 BC, Messala participated in the Secular games.

Rank Date
Quindecimvir Before 43 BC – after 18 BC
Monetalis ca. 42 BC
Military tribune or quaestor
Praetor ca. 32 BC
Suffect consul 29 BC
Proconsul of Asia ca. 25 – 23 BC
Legatus pro praetore of Syria ca. 19 – 18 BC


Further reading

  • A. E. Gordon, "Potitus Valerius Messalla Consul Suffect 29 B.C." University of California Publications in Classical Archaeology, 1954, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 31–64.
Political offices
Preceded by
Augustus V,
and Sextus Appuleius

as Ordinary consuls
Suffect Consul of the Roman Empire
29 BC
with Augustus V
Succeeded by
Augustus VI,
and Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa

as Ordinary consuls
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