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.]

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2. (Her.) A circle in or, i. e., gold, representing the gold coin called bezant. Burke.
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3. A decoration of a flat surface, as of a band or belt, representing circular disks lapping one upon another.
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