Silver Pythagorean cups in the context of the Silver Bullion website refer to cups made of sterling silver or coin silver that are used to drink wine in moderation. The Pythagorean cup allows the user to enjoy wine in moderation when filled to a certain level. If the user gulps down or swallows the wine, it will spill wine out of the Pythagorean cup’s bottom onto his/her lap. This makes the Pythagorean cup the ideal utensil to combat gluttony. It was invented by Pythagoras of Samos and is also known as a Greedy cup, Tantalus cup or a Pythagoras cup.

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