a surname of the Nonii, a consular family under the early emperors. (Comp. Plin. Nat. 30.20
1. C. Nonius
Asprenas, was a performer in the Trojae lusus
under Augustus, and in consequence of an injury which he sustained from a fall in the game, he received a golden chain from Augustus, and was allowed to assume the surname of Torquatus, both for himself and his posterity. (Suet. Oct.