- 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 LatinBézantius from Latin of Byzantium
From Old French bezant, nominative bezanz, from Latin byzantius (“of Byzantium”).