After the death of Quintianus, bishop of Clermont, Presbyter Inpetratus from Clermont (see ) urges his nephew, Deacon Gallus to inform the king of the vacancy. King Theuderic decides that Gallus should take late Quintianus' place.
He [Gallus] was ordained presbyter and then the king commanded him to give a feast for the citizens, at the expense of the public purse, so that they would be able to rejoice in honour of Gallus, their future bishop. This was done. Gallus was fond of saying, indeed, that for his bishopric he had only given one third of a solidus, no more, and he gave that coin to the cook who had prepared the meal. After that the king sent him to Clermont, in the company of two bishops.
(trans. James 1911: 36, summarised by J. Szafranowski).