In architecture, bezantée moulding was much used in the Norman period.
In heraldry the word is shorthand for semé of bezants, i.e. strewn (literally "seeded") with bezants. A bezant is a roundel whose tincture is or. In English heraldry, a field sable bezanty often alludes to the Duchy of Cornwall. An ounce (leopard) bezanty appears as a supporter in the English bearings of St Edmundsbury Borough Council; a bordure bezanty appears in the coat of Berkhamstead Town Council.
- Heraldry Dictionary
- MacKinnon of Dunakin, Charles. Heraldry. 1966. London: Frederick Warne & Co. (Page 60)
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