Bezant meaning

bĕzənt, bə-zănt
(history) A coin made of gold or silver, minted at Byzantium and used in currency throughout mediaeval Europe.
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(architecture) A flat disk used as an ornament.
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The solidus, a gold coin issued in Byzantium.
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(archit., heraldry) An ornamental flat disk or circular figure representing such a coin.
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(heraldry) The heraldic representation of a gold coin.
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Origin of bezant

  • Middle English besant from Old French from Medieval Latin Bȳzantius from Latin of Byzantium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary