1680s, in reference to Roman emperors Antoninus Pius (ruled 138-161 C.E.) and Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (161-180).
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A third "book of the beginning," Antonine, is far inferior to these.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
The Antonine way extends about a quarter of an hour's travel.Early Travels in Palestine
Arculf et al.
This proconsul was Antonine, who at that time had been appointed to the office by Adrian.The Eighteen Christian Centuries
The date of this tomb cannot precede the Antonine era, as there are no cinerary urns in it.
The stamps on the bricks are said to be of the Antonine era.