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
An AR Tetradrachm struck 336-323 BC in Salamis (Cyprus)
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin

Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter, bow to left

Diameter: 25 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.9 g
No notes for this coin
Price 3139
An AE unit struck 1 AD in Paphos | Salamis (Cyprus)
Obverse: CAESAR AVG PAT PATR, Head of Augustus facing left, wearing laurel wreath

Reverse: C CAESAR AVG F PONT COS, Bare head of Gaius Caesar facing right

Diameter: 24 mm
Die Orientation: 11 H
Weight: 9.94 g
Gaius Caesar was Augustus's adopted son, originally born "Gaius Vipsanius Agrippa", he was Agrippa's natural son with Julia the Elder (Augustus's only child)

Obverse: "Caesar Augustus, Father of the Fatherland"
Reverse: "Gaius Caesar, son of Augustus, Priest, Consul"
RPC I 3912
An AE Quadrans? struck 22-23 AD in Paphos | Salamis (Cyprus)
Obverse: DRVSVS CAESAR, Bare head of Drusus facing right

Reverse: Zeus Salaminios standing facing, head left, holding phiale and short scepter, eagle on left wrist

Diameter: 17 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 2.75 g
RPC doesn't commit to calling it a quadrans but says it probably was supposed to be given the size and weight.

Mints were in Paphos and Salamis, neither RPC nor Tziambazis commits to attributing this issue to a specific mint.
RPC I 3923; Tziambazis Roman 11
An AR Obol struck 411-373 BC in Salamis (Cyprus)
Obverse: Bare head of young male facing right (Evagoras?)

Reverse: Smooth, no design

Diameter: 10 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0.79 g

Kingdom of Salamis

BMC 45; Tziambazis 116
An AE Dichalkon struck 264-222 BC in Salamis (Cyprus)
Obverse: Head of Zeus-Ammon facing right, wearing tainia, dotted border

Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Cult statue of Aphrodite standing facing

Diameter: 17 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 3.26 g

Ptolemaic Kingdom

The reverse inscription translates to: "of King Ptolemy"

Svoronos 1008
(6) Salamis
An AE unit struck c. 322-310 BC in Salamis (Cyprus)
Obverse: draped bust of Athena left wearing crested Attic helmet, earring and necklace

Reverse: prow left; ΣAΛ

Diameter: 13 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.4 g
struck by Nikokreon or Salaminion
Bank of Cyprus 27; Tziambazis 130 (Evagoras II); BMC Cyprus p. 61, 74 (Evagoras II); SNG Cop -g