meaning of bezant

bezant meaning in General Dictionary

A gold coin of Byzantium or Constantinople varying in weight and worth frequently those current in The united kingdomt between a sovereign . 5 sovereign there have been also white or silver bezants

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  • a gold coin of Byzantine Empire; extensively circulated in Europe at the center years
  • A gold coin of Byzantium or Constantinople, differing in body weight and value, usually (those existing in England) between a sovereign . 5 sovereign. There were also white or silver bezants.
  • A circle in or, i. e., gold, representing the gold coin known as bezant.
  • A decoration of an appartment surface, by a band or buckle, representing circular disks lapping one upon another.

bezant meaning in Etymology Dictionary

gold money, c.1200, from Old French besant (12c.), from Latin byzantius, brief for Byzantius nummus "money of Byzantium."


bezant meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A gold coin of Byzantium or Constantinople, varying in fat and price, typically (those current in England) between a sovereign and a half sovereign. There were in addition white or silver bezants.

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  • (n.) A circle in or, i. e., gold, representing the gold coin called bezant.
  • (letter.) A decoration of a-flat area, as of a band or belt, representing circular disks lapping one upon another.