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Turones coinage, 5th-1st century BCE.
A map of Gaul in the 1st century BCE, showing the relative positions of the Celtic tribes.

The Turones were a Celtic tribe of pre-Roman Gaul. The Touraine is named after them, as is the capital of said ancient province, Tours.

Their territory spanned the actual departement of Indre-et-Loire, and parts of the Indre and Vienne departments. The principal city of the Turones' territory was Caesarodunum, the modern city of Tours. Before the Roman conquest, the main oppidum of the tribe was probably the oppidum of Fondettes, or maybe the one which was found behind the Amboise Castle, called "Oppidum des Châtelliers".

They have been mentioned in the pseudo-histories of Geoffrey of Monmouth.

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