a Roman cognomen, was originally applied to a person who had teeth standing out.
It was the name of a family of the Furia gens, and occurs on coins.
In the one annexed, the obverse is III VIR BROCCHI with the head of Ceres, and the reverse L. FVRI CN. F. with a sella curulis and fasces on each side of it. This Brocchus is not mentioned by ancient writers : he may have been a triumvir of the mint or for the purchase of corn. Pighius assigns the surname of Brocchus to several persons of the Furia gens: but the only Brocchi of this gens mentioned by ancient writers, as far as we are aware, are :