M. Valerius Messala - Monetalis of Res Publica Romana from 53 BC to 53 BC
M. Valerius Messala was one of the moneyers for the year 53 BC. He was the son of Marcus Valerius Messalla Rufus, who was consul in 53 BC.

Taking no part in the civil war and the political upheavals of the Second Triumvirate, in 32 BC he was appointed suffect consul after both consuls left Rome to join Marcus Antonius in Ephesus, following Caesar Octavianus’ attack on Gaius Sosius and Marcus Antonius. Nothing further is known of his career after leaving the consulship.

Gens Valeria was a patrician family at Rome, prominent from the very beginning of the Republic to the latest period of the Empire. A number of unusual privileges attached to this family, including the right to burial within the city walls, and a special place for its members in the Circus Maximus, where the unique honour of a throne was granted them. The house built by Poplicola at the foot of the Velian Hill was the only one whose doors were permitted to open into the street.
M. Valerius Messala
Moneyer M. Valerius Messala of the Roman Republic