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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