Salamis (Cyprus) - A settlement in Cyprus
Salamis is an ancient Greek city-state on the east coast of Cyprus, at the mouth of the river Pedieos, 6 km north of modern Famagusta.

According to tradition, the founder of Salamis was Teucer, son of Telamon, who could not return home after the Trojan war because he had failed to avenge his brother Ajax.

Although Salamis ceased to be the capital of Cyprus from the Hellenistic period onwards when it was replaced by Paphos, its wealth and importance did not diminish. The city was particularly favoured by the Roman emperors Trajan and Hadrian, who restored and established its public buildings.

Modern location: North of Famagusta, Cyprus

(1) Alexander III 336-323 BC
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus Aetophoros seated left; rudder in left field, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
Ref: Newell Demanhur 159 (possibly Amphi...
(2) Alexander III 336-323 BC
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter, bow to left
Ref: Price 3139
(3) Evagoras I 411-373 BC
Obverse: Bare head of young male facing right (Evagoras?)
Reverse: Smooth, no design
Ref: BMC 45; Tziambazis 116
(4) Evagoras I 411-374/3 BC
Obverse: Young male head right.
Reverse: Blank.
Ref: Zapiti & Michaelidou 9; Tziambazis ...
(5) Ptolemy III 264-222 BC
Obverse: Head of Zeus-Ammon facing right, wearing tainia, dotted border
Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Cult statue of Aphrodite standing facing
Ref: Svoronos 1008
(6) Ptolemy III 246-222 BC
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right, wearing tainia.
Reverse: Cult statue of Aphrodite Cypria standing facing on pediment.
Ref: Svoronos 1007; Weiser 109; SNG Cope...