Above the Gatehouse at the Frederiksborg Castle is a sandstone relief of the Danish Coat of Arms. It features three passant lions that are walking towards the left with an extended right paw. They are surrounded by nine hearts which are apparently sea leaves called søblades. On top is the royal crown. Flanking the emblem are two lions with their paw on an orb. This was a popular image among royalty to symbolize their powerful rule. These sculptures are similar to the Medici Lions in Italy that date back to the late 16th century.