Definitions for bezantˈbɛz ənt, bɪˈzænt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bez•antˈbɛz ənt, bɪˈzænt(n.)
the gold solidus of the Byzantine Empire.
a disklike architectural ornament.
Origin of bezant:
1150–1200; ME < OF < ML byzantius (nummus) Byzantine (coin)
bezant, bezzant, byzant, solidus(noun)
a gold coin of the Byzantine Empire; widely circulated in Europe in the Middle Ages
A coin made of gold or silver, minted at Byzantium and used in currency throughout mediaeval Europe.
The heraldic representation of a gold coin.
Origin: From bezant, nominative bezanz, from Latin byzantius.
a gold coin of Byzantium or Constantinople, varying in weight and value, usually (those current in England) between a sovereign and a half sovereign. There were also white or silver bezants
a circle in or, i. e., gold, representing the gold coin called bezant
a decoration of a flat surface, as of a band or belt, representing circular disks lapping one upon another