- the solidus, a gold coin issued in Byzantium
- an ornamental flat disk or circular figure representing such a coin
Origin of bezantMiddle English besant ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin Byzantius (nummus), Byzantine (coin)
- See solidus.
- Architecture A flat disk used as an ornament.
Origin of bezantMiddle English besant, from Old French, from Medieval Latin B&ymacron;zantius, from Latin, of Byzantium.
From Old French bezant, nominative bezanz, from Latin byzantius (“of Byzantium”).