‘Athenians at Plataea’: is it tau and iota?

This time we compare blowups of some definite taus elsewhere in the text. These include a tau-iota combination. Could the traces represent something like this?

Some taus here do have a long horizontal off to the left — could this explain the fragmentary trace running off the left-hand edge of the papyrus? If so, the ink between has worn off without a trace.

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