The tokens are identifying objects parents left with their children at the Foundling Hospital in the eighteenth century. They hold myriad personal stories, most of which we can only guess at.

But these little objects are also passports to another time. In the hands of historians, they illuminate different facets of Georgian society – from courtship, entertainment and fashion to empire and belief. Explore these themes and more in this online exhibition, Tokens of History.

Supported by the Woven Foundation, previously the Artisa Foundation, and the Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation.