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- n. A coin made of gold or silver, minted at Byzantium and used in currency throughout mediaeval Europe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A gold coin, so called from being coined at Byzantium. See bezant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bezant, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gold coin of the Byzantine Empire; widely circulated in Europe in the Middle Ages
From Old French besant, nominative bezanz, from Latin Byzantius ‘of Byzantium’. (Wiktionary)