Marcus Valerius Messala Barbatus
Marcus Valerius Messala Barbatus was a Roman Senator and father of Messalina. Messala was consul for the year 20 with Marcus Aurelius Cotta Maximus Messalinus as his colleague. Suetonius referred to him as Barbatus Messala.
Messala was the son of Claudia Marcella Minor and Marcus Valerius Messalla Appianus. Marcella was the daughter of Gaius Claudius Marcellus and Octavia the Younger, the sister of Augustus and great-niece of Julius Caesar. Through his mother Messala was related to the Julio-Claudian Dynasty. Messala also had a sister, Claudia Pulchra, who married Publius Quinctilius Varus.
- W. Eck, Prosopographia Imperii Romani, Pars VIII, Fasciculus 2, Berlin, 2015 (PIR² V 141)
Marcus Junius Silanus Torquatus,
and Publius Petronius
as suffect consuls
| Consul of the Roman Empire
with Marcus Aurelius Cotta Maximus Messalinus
Tiberius Caesar Augustus IV,
and Drusus Julius Caesar II
as ordinary consuls