Potitus Valerius Messalla

Potitus Valerius Messalla (c. 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, Messalla participated in the Secular games.

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


Further readingEdit

  • 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 byas ordinary consuls Roman consul
29 BC (suffect)
with Augustus V
Succeeded byas ordinary consuls