Antique, (fr.): a word not infrequent in the blazoning of coats of arms, signifying that the charge, &c., is to be drawn after the antique or ancient manner; e.g. an antique crown, boot, bow, escutcheon, ship, temple, plough, hulk, &c. The antique crown, for instance, is encircled by a series of plain triangular rays.
Argent, a lion rampant gules, crowned with an antique crown or--ROCHE, Ireland.
Azure, an antique bow in fess, and arrow in pale argent.--MULLER.
Or, on a lion rampant sable, an antique escutcheon or, charged with a cross patty gules--POWNALL.