(c. 272)

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martyr. A citizen of Besançon, Priscus with some Christian friends fled during the persecution of Aurelian to Auxerre, where they were discovered and killed. The Martyrology of Jerome mentions him as a martyr and is witness to an early cult. The bodies were discovered by Germanus of Auxerre, who built churches in their honour and helped to diffuse the cult. Feast: 26 May.

AA.SS. Maii VI (1688), 365–8; B. T. A., ii. 400.

Subjects: Christianity.

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