bezant


be·zant

noun \ˈbe-zənt, bə-ˈzant\

Definition of BEZANT

1
:  solidus 1
2
:  a flat disk used in architectural ornament

Origin of BEZANT

Middle English besant, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin Byzantius Byzantine, from Byzantium, ancient name of Istanbul
First Known Use: 13th century

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