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Bezant definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BEZ'ANT, n. A gold coin of Byzantium. [See Byzant.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a gold coin of the Byzantine Empire; widely circulated in Europe in the Middle Ages [syn: bezant, bezzant, byzant, solidus]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English besant, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin Byzantius Byzantine, from Byzantium, ancient name of Istanbul Date: 13th century 1. solidus 1 2. a flat disk used in architectural ornament

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 hist. a gold or silver coin orig. minted at Byzantium. 2 Heraldry a gold roundel. Etymology: ME f. OF besanz -ant f. L Byzantius Byzantine

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bezant Be*zant", n. [See Byzant.] 1. 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. [Written also besant, byzant, etc.] 2. (Her.) A circle in or, i. e., gold, representing the gold coin called bezant. --Burke. 3. A decoration of a flat surface, as of a band or belt, representing circular disks lapping one upon another.



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