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.