Foundling Hospital

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Arms of Foundling Hospital

Official blazon

Arms : . Per fesse azure and vert, a young child lying naked and exposed, extending its right hand proper, in chief a crescent argent between two mullets of six points Or.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, A lamb argent holding in its mouth a sprig of thyme proper.
Supporters: On the dexter side a terminal figure of a woman full of nipples proper with a mantle vert, the term argent, being the Emblem of Nature, and on the sinister side the Emblem of Liberty, represented by Britannia holding in her right hand upon a staff proper a cap argent, and habited in a vest azure girt with a belt Or, the under garment gules.
Motto: Help.


The arms were officially granted in 1747.

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