Created: 28th August 2016
Update:  28th August 2016
Status Republic: Patrician:     Pleb. Nobilis:       Senatorial:      Eques Romanus:      Local magistrates  
Republican Family / Cognomen
Patrician n/a
Pleb. Nobilis n/a
Senatorial n/a
Equestrian n/a
Local magistrat. n/a
Imperial Family / Cognomen
Imperators n/a
Consular Apronianus, Gallus, Messalla, Poplicola, 
Senatorial n/a
Equestrian n/a
Local magistrat. n/a
Republican Consuls, Tribunes with consular power, Dictators, Magister Equitum, Censors 0
Imperial Consuls and Emperors (Augusti and Caesars) 6 incl. 0 emperors
Notes: The stemma is very uncertain, since filiations are with one exception missing, e.g. V691 could be the son of V690; and V690 and V695 could be sons of V688.
Family possibly from Cliternia in Regio IV (Sabina).
Literature Cotton, Hannah M. and Eck, Werner: "P. Murabba 'at 114 und die Anwesenheit römischer Truppen in den Höhlen des Wadi WadiMurabba 'at nach dem Bar Kochba Aufstand", 
in ZPE, Bd. 138 (2002), pp. 173-183 concerning the consuls of 115 and c.117; see V692 and V693 below.
Devreker, J.: "C. Messalla Vipstanus Gallus, ou l'histoire d'un nom", in ZPE, Bd. 22 (1976), pp. 203-206, proposes a praenomen Caius to V690.
Fitz: Pannonien p.147-148 (§54 Messalla Vipstanus Gallus cos suff 48)
PIR letter V p.379 has stemma, followed here.
Settipani: Continuite p.219-220 (Vipstani with stemma), who proposes the cos 59 being the son of the cos ord 48. Short interval makes this unlikely.
Syme: Augustan Aristocracy p.241-242 on the Vipstani
Syme, Ronald: "Missing Persons III", in Historia, Bd. 11, 1962, pp. 149-151 (also in Roman Papers Vol. II, p.533-536) on the Vipstani.
Thomasson: Fasti Africani p.41-42 (C.Vipstanus Apronianus cos 59)
Tortoriello: Fasti Consolari p.591-593 (§74 Messalla Vipstanus Gallus cos suff 48), p.594-595 (§75 L.Vipstanus Poplicola cos 48),
Vogel-Weidemann: Statthalter p.216-218 (C.Vipstanus Apronianus cos 59), p.423-427 (L.Vipstanus Poplicola cos 48) , p.428 (Messalla Vipstanus Gallus cos 48)
with stemma p.622
V689 RE3 V688 RE2
M.Vipstanus Gallus                         L.Vipstanus Gallus
cos suff 18 pr 17 †
? ~ (Apronia), dt of 
~ (Valeria Messallina) (or married to brother) L.Apronius cos suff 8
? dt of M.Valerius Messalla or she could be 2nd wife of cos 18
Messallinus Corvinus cos ord 3 BC ?
FOS861 V695 RE10 V690 RE4 RE5 V687 RE1
(Aquilius) ~ ignota ~ L.Vipstanus Poblicola       Messalla Vipstanus Gallus C.Vipstanus Apronianus
cos ord 48 cos suff 48, Pann 52/53 or 53/54 † 86
procos Asia 58/59 procos Asia 59/60 cos ord 59
extraordinary office to form colony at  extraordinary office to form colony at  frater Arvalis 57-86
Teanum Sidicinum (or Cales) in Campania 46 Teanum Sidicinum (or Cales) in Campania 46 procos Africa 68-69
presumably made Patrician 47/48 presumably made Patrician 47/48
RE34 A1005 V691 RE6 ? V694 RE9
M.Aquilius Regulus Vipstanus Messalla       C.Vipstanus Poblicola
delator tr mil laticl VII Clau 69 coopted priest (salius Palat or 
accused 70 defended brother Regulus 70 sodalis Titii ?) 63
V693 RE7 V692
L.Vipstanus Messalla       [Vips]tanus Messalla
cos ord 115 cos suff c.117
? procos Asia 128/129 (Messalla)
V696 RE8
L.Vipstanus L.f. Publicola Messalla
trib. Claudia
monet, salius Collinus,
IIII vir quinq at Gabii 140
UNCERTAIN DATE                                                        
V685 V686 RE2a
L.Vipst[anus ..] M.Vipstanus [. ..]
monet, statue at Gortyn on Creta
tr mil leg X[…] probably Roman magistrate
? = V695 2nd century