- 1 • historical A gold or silver coin originally minted at Byzantium.More example sentences
- But the success of the past two seasons mean that the standard emblazoned with four bezants or gold coins, to symbolise both wealth and wheels of a car is apt.
- The Byzantine society functioned very successfully economically for a thousand years using the pure bezant gold coin.
- Al-Kamil sent back a second time, adding 30,000 bezants cash to compensate for the two castles, but again the offer was rejected.
- 2 Heraldry A roundel or (i.e., a solid gold circle).More example sentences
- At the end the bezant has a designed belt in a shape of 2 interlaced birch branches with leaves and garden-stuff. The shield is decorated with a crown with 3 pinks.
- The bezant or gold roundel is one of the three of St. Nicholas, to whom the first church in Norton was dedicated.
- In the middle of this aisle, on a raised tomb, is a cross-legged mail, and a pointed helmet of the same, his head reclined on a double cushion to the right, his hands elevated; on his shield a bend between six crosses botone, charged with only one bezant.
Middle English: from Old French besant, from Latin Byzantius 'Byzantine'. sense 2 dates from the late 15th century.
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