1680s, in reference to Roman emperors Antoninus Pius (ruled 138-161 C.E.) and Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (161-180).
Examples from the Web for antonine
This woman is acquainted with Antonine; she seems to have influence over her.
Such was the age of Antonine, and she had the charm and all the charms of that age.
The original town (mentioned in the Antonine Itinerary) was on the shore of the lake, near Vidy, south-west of the present city.
The obelisk was repaired, and its present pedestal formed of fragments of the Antonine Column, which stood near by.Rambles in Rome|S. Russell Forbes
The name is applied in the Antonine Itinerary to these extensions, and even to the prolongation to Aries.