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
Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter, bow to left
Ref: Price 3139
(2) Augustus 1 AD
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
Ref: RPC I 3912
(3) Drusus II 22-23 AD
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
Ref: RPC I 3923; Tziambazis Roman 11
(4) Evagoras I 411-373 BC
Obverse: Bare head of young male facing right (Evagoras?)
Reverse: Smooth, no design
Ref: BMC 45; Tziambazis 116
(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